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Two-time champion Tapales faces Thai in comeback fight

April 14 ------ TWO-time world champion Marlon Tapales makes his ring comeback against a Thai opponent in Nattapong Jankaew on May 10 at the Midas Hotel and Casino. The 10-round bout where the WBC Asia Continental super-bantamweight crown is at stake will be the first for the Filipino since going down against Japanese Naoya Inoue last December in their undisputed super-bantamweight title bout. “I learned a lot from my last fight. I will work hard to become a world champion again,” said Tapales, who previously reigned as WBA/IBF super bantamweight champion and WBO bantamweight title holder. 


The 32-year-old Tapales holds a 37-4 record (19 KOs), while Jankaew, 27, has a 12-3 record (8 KOs) and mostly fought in Thailand. Another Filipino Raymart Gaballo will be featured in the co-main event as he takes on Mexican fighter Kenbun Torres in a non-title bout. Gaballo, who once fought for the WBC bantamweight crown, is currently rated no. 1 by the WBO. 


The event is presented by Sanman Boxing in association with MP Promotions, Knucklehead Boxing, and Viva Promotions. 




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