FORMER WBO superflyweight champ Marvin Sonsona will face Carlos Jacobo of Mexico at the Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu City on Oct. 15.
The 21-year-old southpaw from General Santos City was initially scheduled to fight another Mexican, Leopoldo Gonzales, this month.
Sonsona, who has a record of 14 wins, one loss and one draw with 12 knockout victories, has not fought since February 27, 2010, when he was stopped in four rounds by Wilfredo Vasquez, Jr. in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
Jacobo (14-3-1, 12 KOs) is a former Mexican superbantamweight champion. Last April 16, he won the vacant WBC Fecombox title by fifth-round TKO against Ulises Cadena.
Promoter Sammy Gello-ani said that the availability of the Hoops Dome is the reason for the latest resetting of the fight date.
Also penned to see action in the undercards are Rey Labao, Johnriel Casimero, and Ramie Laput. /correspondent Rene Bonsubre Jr.
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