Tepora eyes return to the ring this December
CEBU CITY, Philippines— Former World Boxing Association (WBA) interim world featherweight champion Jhack “El Kapitan” Tepora will make his return in the ring this December.
In a brief interview with CDN Digital, Tepora, who is currently training in Cebu, said he was scheduled to fight in December in Bohol.
If the fight pushes through, it will end Tepora’s 24-month hiatus.
“Sa Bohol ko mo fight, anhi ra ko sa Cebu magtraining,” said the 26-year old hard-hitting Cebuano slugger who once fought under MP Promotions of Manny Pacquiao.
(I will fight in Bohol, I will just train here in Cebu.)
He also said that he would be fighting in a heavier weight division, the lightweight or 135-pound division, in December.
The Cebuano boxer recently found himself in a bad light after calling out fellow Filipino and the reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) international featherweight champion Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo on social media.
Magsayo’s supporters lashed at Tepora for challenging Magsayo in a boxing match to determine the best featherweight contender.
Fortunately, the two boxers reconciled with Tepora apologizing for his acts on social media.
Nevertheless, the Cebuano slugger still wants to fight Magsayo in the future if he is given a chance.
Tepora last fought in December 2019 in the United States against Colombian Oscar Escandon in what was supposed to be a tune-up fight.
The Cebuano boxer got knocked out in the opening round via a body shot. After that defeat, he hasn’t been seen in the ring.
His loss to Escandon was the only defeat that stained his once blossoming career in boxing. Tepora has 23 wins with 17 knockouts in his resume.
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