FORMER International Boxing Organization (IBO) world super flyweight champion Edrin “The Sting” Dapudong is eyeing for a knockout win against former Pan Asia Boxing Association (PABA) flyweight king Richard Garcia in their 10-rounder fight in the main event of the Boxing Revolution III set June 26 at the Almendras gym.
` The 28-year old Dapudong has a record of 30 wins with 18 knockouts against six loses while Garcia, 31, has 25 wins (7 KOs), 21 defeats and one draw. If Dapudong wins, he wants a rematch with Mexican Hernan Marquez, who beat him via a 3rd round knockout during their world title-fight for the WBA flyweight crown last July 2, 2011 in Mexico.
Proceeds of the event dubbed as “No Guts, No Glory” will be used for the scholarship program of the Jose Maria College. Pitted in the main supporting bout is former WBO Oriental featherweight Lorenzo Villanueva against ex-Philippine Boxing Federation flyweight champion Rey Las Pinas (10 rds.-130 lbs.). Also featured in the undercard are Jose Ocampo vs. Jaime Barcelona (8 rds.-130 lbs.); Vergil Deluma vs. Freden dela Cruz (6 rds.-118 lbs.); Arnold Garde vs. Rez Padrogane (6 rds.-130 lbs.); Alvin Lagumbay vs. Joe Tesones (6 rds.-130 lbs.); Gerald Alvarez vs. Prince Canonero (4 rds.-105 lbs.). Tickets are pegged at P1,500 (red carpet), P1,000 (lower box), P300 and P200 (admission). Tickets are available at Toby’s Sports in Abreeza Mall, Marianos Sports Market in Victoria Plaza and Holiday Gym. – LITO DELOS REYES