Filipino Super Flyweights Daryl Basadre and Julius Alcos will clash for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) International title on Thursday March 20 in General Santos City, when JM Promotions in association with Sanman Promotions welcomes fans to another evening of top-class boxing.
21-year-old “Flash” Basadre (10-1-1, 7 KOs) is the local man, and despite being much less experienced than Cebu City veteran Alcos (22-13, 4 KOs), eight years older at 29, he must be considered the favorite in an otherwise evenly matched affair.
Last September Basadre suffered his careers first defeat when he came up short against former world champion Suriyan Sor Rungvisai in Thailand, but he has since rebounded in style with a devastating first round knockout in January over the usually durable Nelson Llanos.
A former Asian champion, Julius Alcos has fought for numerous titles and shared a ring with many world-class opponents since turning professional in 2002. Almost all of his thirteen defeats have come in competitive fights against top-class operators, and only future world champion Sonny Boy Jaro managed to stop him inside the distance.
Like Basadre, Alcos is also coming off an impressive knockout victory, in December he leveled featherweight Rowel Garcia in six rounds, so it will be two confident boxers squaring off for the WBF belt at the Lagao Gym.
General admission will be free to the public for the show, which has been labeled Southside Beatdown and is presented in cooperation with Mayor Ronnel Rivera and councilor Brix Tan.