Top rated bantamweight Reymart Gaballo (26-1) is set to defend his WBO Oriental title against former WBA interim world champion Phai Pharob (35-3) of Thailand at the Midas Hotel and Casino in Manila, Philippines on February 13. The highly anticipated event will be broadcast live on One Sports, Cignal TV, and Pilipinas Live.
Gaballo was won two in a row since suffering a knockout loss at the hands of fellow Filipino Nonito Donaire in 2021.
The fight is presented by Sanman Boxing in association with MP Promotions, Viva Promotions, Knucklehead Boxing, M&R Promotions, and Arena Plus.
Gaballo expressed his determination, stating, “I want to look impressive against Phai Pharob, and I’m looking to fight WBO bantamweight world champion Jason Moloney after this.”
Also on the card, unbeaten world-ranked super flyweight contender KJ Cataraja of Zip Sanman Boxing will step into the ring to take on former WBC Asia bantamweight champion Jun Blazo of Bebot Elorde stable.
Cataraja will bring his unbeaten record and fighting spirit to the undercard, vowing, “I will not take Blazo lightly and I trained hard with Coach Michael Domingo.”
With his sights set on victory, Cataraja added, “After my victory against Blazo, I look for bigger names in 2024.”