Suganob, Chacon to fight for WBO Global belt in Kumong Bol-Anon 12 header 

By: Glendale G. Rosal - CDN Digital Correspondent | October 05,2023 - 05:54 PM

PMI Bohol Boxing Stable's Regie Suganob flexes his ripped physique one month before his much-awaited comeback fight in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.

PMI Bohol Boxing Stable’s Regie Suganob flexes his ripped physique one month before his much-awaited comeback fight in Tagbilaran City, Bohol. | Suganob’s photo

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The stakes got higher for Regie “Filipino Phenom” Suganob as his much-awaited comeback fight will put the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) Global light flyweight title on the line.

Suganob, one of PMI Bohol Boxing Stable’s banner boxers, will face Venezuelan Ronald Chacon in the main event of the “Kumong Bol-Anon 12” fight card on November 4, 2023, in Tagbilaran City. 

This was confirmed by Suganob’s promoter and manager, Floriezyl Echavez-Podot. 

This will be the third time the WBO Global light flyweight title will be competed after it was established in 2019 with South African Siphamandla Baleni becoming its inaugural champion. 

The last title holder of the WBO Global title was Nhlanhla Tyirha, who was also from South Africa. Tyirha won the title against Filipino Jaysever Abcede via unanimous decision after 12 rounds in East London, South Africa in 2021. 

This time, it will be Suganob and Chacon’s opportunity to win the title in Bohol. 

Suganob, a 26-year-old native of Dauis town in Bohol province, fought in his first world title bout last July in East London, South Africa.

He fought, but came up short against the reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) world light flyweight champion Sivenathi Nontshinga via unanimous decision. 

The defeat stained Suganob’s once perfect record of 13 wins with four knockouts. 

Suganob’s comeback fight won’t be that easy as he faces a more experienced Venezuela veteran in Chacon.

Chacon, 32, fought 33 bouts and won 30 of them. He also has an excellent knockout record of 22 wins and one draw. 

This is his first time fighting in the Philippines as he spent most of his boxing career in Venezuela since 2016. Chacon’s lone bout outside Venezuela was in Japan last January against Masamichi Yabuki where he lost by an 11th round technical knockout.

After that, Chacon won back-to-back bouts against fellow Venezuelans in Ezequiel Perez and David Rengel earlier this year.


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