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Indon boxer confident of beating Tepora

By: Calvin D. Cordova March 16,2017 - 08:25 PM

Indonesian boxers Demsi Manufoe (right) and Yon Armed pose for cameras after a press briefing for Saturday’s “Who’s Next?” 4 fight card at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.  CDN PHOTO/LITO TECSON

Indonesian boxers Demsi Manufoe (right) and Yon Armed pose for cameras after a press briefing for Saturday’s “Who’s Next?” 4 fight card at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.
CDN PHOTO/LITO TECSON

INDONESIAN boxer Yon Armed vowed to deal Jhack Tepora his first career loss when both clash in the main event of “Who’s Next?” 4 Pro-Boxing Series tomorrow night at the Grand Pacific Ballroom of the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.

“I will knock him out in the fourth or fifth round. I promise to bring the title to Indonesia,” said the 30-year-old Armed, who has 13 wins—six by knockouts—and seven losses.

At stake in the fight is Tepora’s WBO Oriental super junior featherweight title. Tepora will also put on the line his perfect 19W-0L-0D-19KOs record.

“I saw some of his fights on tape. To be honest, it is hard to figure out his weaknesses. He’s good, he’s fast and he is powerful. But I will fight as hard as I can,” Armed said through his interpreter Jeffrey Pamungkas, head of the team that brought Armed and another Indonesian fighter Demsi Manufoe.
“Tepora and Araneta are the Filipino Mike Tysons but Armed and Manufoe are Indonesia’s Evander Holyfields,” said Pamungkas.

Manufoe will see action in the supporting main event against Christian Araneta, Tepora’s stablemate at the Omega Boxing Gym.

With a more impressive record, Tepora is the clear favorite especially with the homecourt edge.

“Records are just numbers. That doesn’t bother me,” said Armed.

Losing not an option

Manufoe likewise expressed confidence of beating Araneta and snatch the vacant WBO Asia-Pacific junior flyweight belt.

“I am well prepared. I trained for two months for this fight. I won’t promise a knockout but I always expect for victory. Losing is not an option,” said the 24-year-old Manufoe.

Araneta is still unbeaten in 14 fights and one of the certified knockout artists of Omega with 11 of his wins coming by way of knockouts.

“I don’t care about his record. I’ll do my best to beat him,” said Manufoe.

The card’s weigh-in is scheduled today at the Agean Room of the Waterfront.

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