Amistoso debuted in February against Clark Dave Pacunla, and in a spirited performance, was awarded an unanimous victory. It was a bout with lots of leather thrown amidst lots of errors, but no doubt proved an excellent confidence boosting for Jover. His following assignment against the speedy Noli James Maquilan was equally impressive. Both fighters shared good moments in that bout, but it was The Joker who was more consistent, finishing with a higher landed punch count, earning him a unanimous victory.
The Elorde trained Amistoso is known to be very quiet outside the ropes, but certainly has the makings of a fighter that will make some big noise in the ring as he inevitably improves. This southpaw fighter has had the benefits of getting some great quality sparring in Manila this year, and it will be really interesting to see what improvements that Amistoso has made to his game since the Maquilan fight in May. Jover delivers from a long southpaw stance, and loves to throw power hand leads.
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.