THE UNSEEN HAMMER TO HAUNT SUAREZ

THE UNSEEN HAMMER TO HAUNT SUAREZ

November 13, 2022
THE UNSEEN HAMMER TO HAUNT SUAREZ

Indonesia’s top fighter Defry Palulu is Vietnam bound, and intent on reclaiming his lofty place in the world rankings.

The accomplished southpaw was the WBC Asia champion back in 2019, and was looking to leverage that belt towards some bigger bouts.

He was actually slated to fight novice professional  Charly Suarez back in March 2020, a match that he was confident of winning, and one where he undoubtedly would have started a betting favourite.

But the pandemic made a mess of best laid plans, and  Palulu was stripped of his WBC belt due to his inability to defend that title. Boxing in Indonesia had completely shut down, and the champion was without a bout for almost 2 years !

Now the Unseen Hammer is back !

Defry Palulu has won 4 on the trot since resuming, taking his impressive tally to 25-2, and has run himself into a rich vein of form.

His most recent win against India #1 Asad Khan was equal parts flawed and impressive, yet it was enough to highlight that Palulu had recaptured his pre-pandemic form.

The Unseen Hammer has a deceptively effective style that has seen him incur only one solitary loss in 8 years - a disputed split decision at that !

He is a southpaw that changes direction and cuts the ring with ease, yet throws punches from unorthodox positions. He varies his power cleverly, and has great insticts when it comes to throwing the "money" shot. Palulu has the sort of thudding power with an often surprising delivery that has deservedly earned him that ring monicker of the "Unseen Hammer".

The Philippines' Charly Suarez has looked outstanding soaring unbeaten in 13 fights, but it is fair to say that Defry Palulu represents a significant test for his debut international bout. Suarez has certainly brought all his wonderful amateur attributes to the pro arena, yet there are many skeptics, and Palulu is one of those.

Despite his skills, many doubt that Charly Suarez has the power to worry the world top 10, and Palulu intends to exploit that deficit. He also believes that Suarez has been "followed" around the ring by previous frustrated opponents, and that he has the tools to cut the ring and corner the Philippines  man.

Palulu is confident that the world title charge of Charly Suarez will end on December 10.

That claim remains to be seen, but what is certain, is that this December match in Vietnam will be an intriguing clash of styles  and it's a rare treat to get to see two fighters of this calibre in the ring together !

Defry Palulu (Indonesia) v Charly Suarez (Phil)

12 rounds  IBF Asia Super Featherweight title

THE GRAND HO TRAM STRIP VIETNAM

Saturday December 10

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