Having previously won a youth tournament in Vietnam, Cao was scouted by VSP boxing to debut at the Vina Cup championships at Dong Nai in 2018. He was presented with an impossible task that night. His opponent was Lee Nam Jun of Korea - a tough professional fighter with 10 previous wins. Despite the huge size and experience advantage of the Korean, Cao refused to be dominated and landed lots of great shots that stunned the visitor. He was ultimately beaten on points by the smallest of margins. He impressed everyone that night as being a promising young boxer with a big future.
Whilst Coolwell will hold a height and reach advantage, what will be key is whether he can maintain his outstanding workrate at this lower weight class. If down on energy, he faces a tough night at the office with the Philippines' Lorenz Ladrada !!
Danrick Sumabong and Virgel Vitor are two of the better known fighters taking part in Friday's pro card, which will be preceded by some high octane amateur action.
Charly Suarez will defend his WBA title in Manila on August 7th, and the sojourn to Bohol is a great opportunity to help prepare for that match. It is expected that Suarez will be facing an unbeaten foreign boxer, with news on that coming soon.
JonJon Estrada working with former WBO world champ Tomoki Kameda today in Osaka. Tomoki Kameda returns to the ring on July 30 against William Encarcion, and will look to add to his impressive resume of 38 wins and 20 knockouts.
The Wolverine is heading to Osaka to have some torrid sparring sessions of preparing former world champion Tomoki Kameda for his upcoming bout
DOMINATION UKC is already underway, with many of Manila's best amateurs doing their thing before the professional card later today.
This was a classic match up Charly Suarez vs Nguyen Van Hai, held at the iconic Hoan Kiem Lake in the Vietnam capital of Hanoi, attracted a crowd of 25,000 people.