Apolinario battles Mexican veteran in Japan on Aug. 30
CEBU CITY, Philippines — Dave “Dobermann” Apolinario, the reigning International Boxing Organization (IBO) world flyweight champion is officially set for his Japan debut on August 30, 2023, at the famed Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
This was after Apolinario and his Mexican opponent Brian Mosinos hurdled the official weigh-in on Tuesday, August 29, 2023.
Apolinario, one of Sanman Boxing’s banner boxers, and Mosino of Zanfer Promotions both weighed in at 112.6 pounds for their eight-rounder, non-title bout.
Apolinario and Mosino’s duel is one of the six bouts lined up for tomorrow’s fight card promoted by Ohashi Promotions.
The main event will pit Nigerian Ridwan Oyekola versus Japanese Keisuke Matsumoto for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) Asia Pacific featherweight title and the Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) Japanese featherweight strap.
It can be recalled that Apolinario signed a co-promotional agreement with Ohashi Promotions last June for a series of fights in Japan.
Tomorrow’s eight-rounder with Mosino will be Apolinario’s first fight in Japan.
This fight is considered a major step for the rising fighter as Ohashi Promotions is widely known as the handler of Japanese boxing superstar and former undisputed bantamweight world champion Naoya “Monster” Inoue.
However, Apolinario needs to take care of Mosino first who is a veteran of 28 bouts, winning 23 with six knockouts and five defeats.
The 26-year-old Mexican is seeking redemption after losing his most recent bout against former WBO world light flyweight champion and fellow Mexican Elwin Soto last May 13 in Mexico.
On the other hand, Apolinario is undefeated with an 18-0 (win-loss) record with 13 knockouts.
His most recent victory was against Indonesian Frengky Rohi whom he knocked out in the second round in his tune-up bout in General Santos City last February. /rcg
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