TOMJONE "War Dog" Mangubat of Omega Boxing Gym will confront a basic analysis in Arnel "Silencer" Baconaje for the empty World Boxing Council (WBC) Asian Boxing Council silver featherweight belt in the headliner of #Kumbati 2 on Friday night, April 5 at the Parkmall in Mandaue City.
The undefeated featherweight prospect Mangubat, who has a 10-1, 9KOs record, said he will depend on his capacity and speed against the slugger Baconaje (10-3, 8KOs).
"He is a slugger. We'll see what he will expedite the first round," said the Bukidnon-local Mangubat in Cebuano when gotten some information about his approach amid the tip the scales at the Manggahan Restaurant on Thursday.
Jerome Calatrava of Omega Sports International said this battle is a venturing stone for Mangubat for greater sessions. A decent indicating could arrive him a spot in the Manny Pacquiao (MP) Promotions.
"There's a shot he (Mangubat) will be incorporated into the MP Promotions card. Being on that advancement implies a decent presentation for him," Mangubat said.
"He will get tried. It's an exceptionally vital battle for him with a local title on hold," said Omega Boxing head mentor Jinggoy Junco of Mangubat.
The 25-year-old Baconaje ought to be Mangubat's hardest adversary to date. Baconaje is a previous Philippine victor and has confronted any semblance of previous world title challenger Ernesto Saulong, when world-positioned Japanese Yasutaka Ishimoto and previous ALA pug Brian Lobetania.
Mangubat is falling off a part draw with Venson Delopere, while Baconaje has won his last two battles, including stoppage prevails upon Danny Tampipi and Dindo Cabintoy.
Mangubat tipped the scale at 125.7 pounds and Baconaje tipped the scales at 125.1 pounds.
In the supporting fundamental session, undefeated Ronnie Mark Vicelles (9-0-1, 5 KOs) slugs it out with previous International Boxing Federation (IBF) Youth flyweight champion Robert "El Rapido" Onggocan (11-4, 7 KOs) for the empty VisProBA light flyweight belt.
Ponciano Remandiman (9-4-1, 5 KOs) fights Rowel "Panther" Rosia (14-7-1, 7 KOs) in an eight-rounder for the VisProBA super flyweight tie.
The boxing show additionally includes five beginner sessions in the undercard.