Exciting undefeated Filipino prospect John Vincent Moralde will be looking to continue his impressive rise in the sport when he squares off with fellow countryman Anthony “Zorro” Sabalde for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Featherweight title on Saturday February 13 in General Santos City.
Billed as “Brawl At The Mall: Glory”, the fight will headline a show promoted by Sanman Promotions at the Gaisano Mall of Gensan, and both fighters have been quite vocal about their intentions of coming out victorious and claiming the WBF title.
“I usually don’t take my opponents lightly, but I know I will be victorious in this fight. I have confidence in my ability, and I know that I will soon be a world champion”, said the 14-0 (7) Moralde when the intriguing match-up was announced by the promoter.
Moralde (21) turned professional at seventeen in 2011, and won the Philippines national Super Bantamweight crown in 2014. Later that year he captured the WBF International Super Bantamweight title, before moving up to Featherweight in 2015.
Fighting out of Cebu City, Southpaw Sabalde, 10-4 (5), has also been confident in the build-up, albeit more humble in his approach, saying:
“Lets just see who gets knocked out during the fight. This is the biggest fight of my career, and I am up against a tough opponent. This is a very important fight for me, and I will do everything possible to win.”