Cagayan de Oro prospect Joseph "the Scorpion" Ambo was recently en route to Manila, with ambitions of hoisting the RP National super bantamweight title this month. But the talented 26 year old fighter has been earmarked for bigger things, and will be headed to Dubai on May 13th instead.
The Scorpion will jump up a weight class, and go to battle with the unbeaten Cuban Dayan Gonzalez (9-0) for the WBC Middle East featherweight title.
Gonzalez has looked electric in his career so far, and showed he is now sitting down on his punches more, securing knockout number 7 when he stopped the Philippines' Alie Laurel in March of this year.
But they breed them tough in Mindanao, and CDO boy Joseph Ambo (12-2) shows an excellent blend of skills, work rate and power to ensure the Cuban will need to be on his best behavior.
This will prove to be an interesting bout, because despite the fact that Joseph Ambo has a massive task on paper, the jump to featherweight gives all appearances that it will really suit him. He also has the style that will give the Cuban champ way more problems than his recent opposition.
Great fight coming to Dubai this May 13th !!
And they don't just happen !! This cracking bout was put together by the renowned matchmaker Mujtaba Kamal. Great work Kamal !!