He is rated number eight by the World Boxing Federation (WBF); number 12 by the World Boxing Association (WBA) and number 17 by the World Boxing Council (WBC).
In the co-main event of the May 4 card, Escalante City’s undefeated Melvin Gumban (8 Wins, 3 KOs) takes a shot at the Philippine Boxing Federation super flyweight title held by Zamboanga Sibugay’s Nelson Llanos. In his previous fight in Bacolod in the undercard of Pinoy Pride IX, Gumban forced Richard Donaire to retire on his stool due to cramps at the start of the fifth round.
The three other bouts will also feature undefeated Negrense fighters.
Former Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines (ABAP) national age-group champion and 16-year-old Bacoleño Juren Labordo (2W, 1KO) trades leathers with Davao City’s Anastacio Gallardo for four rounds at 112 pounds. Fellow Bacoleño Loue Arlos goes up against Tagbilaran City’s Lito Dante in a six-round tussle at 108 pounds. While Himamaylan City’s pride Rey Morales (2W) tests his mettle against Malaybalay, Bukidnon’s Kheriel Gonlibo in a four-rounder at 112 pounds. (PNA)