World Boxing Federation (WBF) Asia Pacific Bantamweight Champion Kenny Demecillo is set to defend his title against fellow Filipino Rambo Lagos on Saturday July 30 at the Robinsons Galleria Cebu Atrium in Cebu City, Philippines.
24-year-old Demecillo, 10-3-2 (7), won the WBF title in September 2015 when he stopped Daryl Basadre in eight rounds in General Santos City, and retained it last December with a draw against former Super Flyweight world champion Edrin Dapudong.
In Rambo Lagos, 8-1-2 (5), he will be facing a young (21 years old) and hungry challenger, who is eager to get back on track after suffering his careers first defeat this past May, when he got the short end of a very close decision against undefeated (36-0) Tassana Sanpattan in a regional title fight in Thailand.
Rambo Lagos, real name Eugene Gajo Lagos, won the Asian Boxing Federation Bantamweight title in January of this year with a unanimous decision over tough campaigner Gerpaul Valero, and the close loss to the vastly more experienced Sanpattan showed that he is a very promising prospect.
While Demecillo has beaten better opposition than Lagos, this must be considered a tough and dangerous assignment for the defending champion, and the match-up has all the ingredients to be a very exiting shoot-out between hard-punching youngsters.
The Demecillo vs. Lagos WBF Asia Pacific Bantamweight title fight is the main event of Omega Pro Sports International’s second installment of the “Who’s Next? Pro Boxing Series”. The event will be free to the public, and a large turn-out is expected.