Pinoy vs Korean for WBC title on Sunday

By RONNIE NATHANIELSZ

Posted at Apr 01 2009 07:49 PM | Updated as of Apr 02 2009 04:00 AM

The chairman of the Korean Boxing Commission will be at special ringside to watch the battle for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) International super flyweight title at the Ynares Sports Center in Pasig City in front of the Rotunda along Shaw Boulevard on Sunday.

Promoter Gabriel “Bebot” Elorde Jr said chairman Kim Chu Kee is arriving to encourage undefeated Korean Jong Nam Park in his bid to win the WBC International crown in a clash with promising 21-year-old Filipino Silvester “Silver” Lopez.

Lopez has a record of 8-2-1 with 5 knockouts while Park is undefeated with a 6-0 card including 5 knockouts. The hard-hitting Korean is dead set on winning the title even though it is his first fight outside his native country.

Lopez won all his four fights last year beginning with a 2nd round TKO over Romnick Rapista on May 3, followed by an 8th round unanimous decision over Rene Nival on September 7.

He then scored a stunning 1st round knockout over Jongjong Gagante on October 25 before winding up the year with a 2nd round TKO over Nelson Sungahid.

“Bebot” Elorde said he expects the Korean to give Lopez a hard time.

Meanwhile, in what promises to be an exciting encounter, Jose Ocampo clashes with Leonardo “Toto” Doronio for the Philippine Boxing Federation featherweight title.

Ocampo scored a stunning eight round unanimous decision over the highly touted Glen Gonzales last February 21 at the Cebu Coliseum for a shot at the PBF title.

Doronio, on the other hand, scored a six round split decision win over WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight champion Robert Allanic on July 26, 2008 but dropped a close split decision to Rey Labao (16-1, 12 KO’s) on November 30.