New interim WBA light flyweight champion Randy Petalcorin (22-1-1, 17 KOs) of the Philippines is set to use his new titleholder status to further entrench himself amongst the elite at 108 pounds following his victory over Panamanian Walter Tello (20-8, 8 KOs) via seventh round TKO in Shanghai, China on Tuesday night.
Whilst the interim title may not be the full version of the title held by Peruvian Albert Rossel (32-8, 13 KOs), the dominant performance over Tello has indicated his potential to being a legitimate threat to Rossel and the other titleholders at light flyweight.
Fighting in front of a 7,000 strong crowd in Shanghai and national television audience has positioned Petalcorin likely to return back to China within the next six months. According to Petalcorin’s co-manager Peter Maniatis “Randy’s next fight could be in January or February in China, we are just waiting on Top Rank & SECA to inform us on their coming plans for Petalcorin.”
With a fan friendly style and great finishing ability, Randy Petalcorin has established himself as a force to be reckoned with at light flyweight.