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Magali seeks to dethrone WBA-Asia featherweight kin Suarez

LA TRINIDAD PRIDE. Carlo Magali seeks to beat Olympian Charly Suarez this Sunday. The fight card of the event.

It is all systems go for Carlo Magali as he hopes to upset a former Olympian and wrest the crown at his opponent’s own turf at the Elorde Sports Center in Sucat, Paranaque this Sunday. This after Twin wins for Highland Boxing Promotions fighters Sunday

Magali is chasing Charly Suarez’s World Boxing Association – Asia super featherweight crown in the main of the 22 matches UKC Tiger 2022 Battlefield presented by Elorde Promotions and VSP Boxing.

Suarez is holder of three SouthEast Asian Games gold medals and a bronze medal, as well as silver medal in the Asian Games (2014).

Suarez is undefeated in 12 professional fights with his last fight last August 8 against Mark John Yap winning via unanimous decision.

Magali, meanwhile boasts of a 25-13-3 record and whose last fight was in December 21, 2019 against Al Toyogon or nearly three years of inactivity. He won via split decision in said fight.

He was supposed to fight in Johannesberg, South Africa last August but the fight was cancelled.

“I will use my vaster experience,” said Magali who was two pounds above the weight Tuesday and needed to shed it off before he travels to Manila.

Magali left for Paranaque Friday, said Highlands Promotion main man Brico Santig Friday as he said that the promoters availed rooms for the visiting fighters from here.

Last Sunday MJ Oduna was at his best when he scored a first round knockout on Orlando Sinaloba in the six round undercard of the World Boxing Organization – Oriental light flyweight championship match between Arvin Magramo of the Elorde gym and Jonathan Refugio of Wowie Boxing Stable of Cagayan de Oro.

Prior that, debutant Vincent Jorda made short works of the more seasoned Rosendo Autida in his first professional fight scoring also a first round technical knockout when the referee stopped the contest barely two minutes into the fight.

It was the first fight of Oduna in nearly three years. He last saw action in November 29, 2019 in a unanimous win over Michael Escobia. With the win, Oduna improved to 5-1-2 (win-loss-draw).

This as Magramo, 14-1-1 record, retained his belt in his first title defense by beating Refugia. He took the title last June 8 in a majority draw win over Ronald Alapormina. Pigeon Lobien

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