Pinoy Pride 9 Official Weigh-in Today
A day before the first World Championship match in Bacolod City, boxers of the Pinoy Pride 9 card will step on the scales to make sure they are fit to fight under the weight stipulated for their respective bouts.
The challenger to the WBO World Light Flyweight title, Donnie Nietes and his opponent, the reigning champion Ramon Garcia will be assessed today at 12 noon in the SM City Bacolod.
Aside from Nietes and Garcia, AJ “Bazooka” Banal, who is set to defend his WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight crown, will also be measured to make sure he makes it to the stipulated weight limit of 118 pounds. His opponent, Mexican knockout artist Mario “Maca” Briones, will also step on the scales that day.
Stepping in for Arthur “El Matador” Villanueva on the scales is fellow Super Flyweight Albert Pagara. The 17-year old brother of Filipino boxing prospect Jason Pagara will be facing his first foreign opponent in Shaabani Madilu months after his professional debut.
The reigning Philippines GAB minimumweight champion Merlito “Tiger” Sabillo and his opponent Rodel Tejares Singwancha are set to trade gloves for the OPBF title for the same division. And only one fighter will have the right to obtain it through a victory in the ring and by making it to the 105-pound limit.
Other pairs in the undercard to be assessed today are: Reymund Tabugon and Lito Dante, JP Artieda and Kazuya Harada, and Jun Intor and Gelbert Garciano.
The 9th installment of the boxing mega-series will happen on October 8 at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum.
PINOY PRIDE 9: WBO WORLD LIGHTFLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP is proudly presented to you by ALA Promotions and ABS-CBN Sports. This is also supported by SM City Bacolod, Palmas del Mar Bacolod, L’ Fisher Hotel, East View Hotel, Bascon Hotel, Bacolod Pavilion Hotel, ABS-CBN Regional Network Group, Skycable, KIA Motors, 888 Chinatown Mall, the City Government of Bacolod, and the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental.