ALA Promotions and ABS-CBN Sports’ Pinoy Pride X to Feature Romeo “Jako” Jakosalem’s Regional Title Match
ALA Promotions and ABS-CBN Sports’ Pinoy Pride X, the tenth installment of the boxing mega-series, features some of the most promising fighters pitted against high-caliber opponents from different parts of the world. One of them is Romeo “Jako” Jakosalem, who recently signed up with ALA Promotions for his future fights.
The 26-year-old fighter from Davao City will be back in the ring five months after gaining the Philippines Light Welterweight title. He now aspires to set a new achievement under his record: the OPBF Light Welterweight Championship. To obtain it, he will go up against the reigning Korean Light Welterweight Champion named Pan Soo Kim.
Kim was once a challenger to the former OPBF Light Welterweight Champion Motoki Sasaki before the latter vacated it in favor of a world championship.
This ring battle between two national champions will be Jakosalem’s first fight since signing up with ALA Promotions again. An impressive performance in the ring will catapult not only the Filipino prospect’s ratings, but will also be enough reason for ALA Promotions to make him more active beginning 2012, as part of the company’s plans to feature more highly-ranked Filipino fighters in the national and international scenes.
Pinoy Pride X, set for December 10, 2011 at the Hoops Dome, Lapu-Lapu City, is currently foreseen as an exciting bout by boxing fans, and it is for this reason that the country’s top brands like Cobra Tunay
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The Jakosalem – Kim bout is an undercard match in Pinoy Pride X and is one of two regional championship fights in the said card, the other being the main event clash between Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista and Miguel Angel Mendoza who is coming in undefeated with 17 wins and 17 KO’s for the IBF International Featherweight Championship.