IBF World Flyweight Title eliminator
On the same bill, heavy-handed Flyweight Giemel Magramo (23-1, 19 KOs) meets Thailand’s former World Title challenger Komgrich Nantapech (25-5-1, 16 KOs).
The winner is will become mandatory challenger for the IBF Flyweight Title held by South African Moruti Mthalane.
Magramo is the only Filipino boxer ranked in the top 10 by all four major governing bodies. He’s number two with the WBO, and fifth in the WBA and WBC rankings.
He is ranked four by the IBF where Nantapech is just one spot above him at number three.
Nantapech, 30, has already challenged for the IBF 112lb belt in April 2017 when he lost on points against Donnie Nietes, but has won his last three bouts since.
Their fight is promoted by Manny Pacquiao, who ironically outpointed Magramo’s father Melvin when they were Flyweights back in 1997.
Magramo comes from a family stacked with boxers and his only professional setback came in September 2016 when he lost on points to Muhammad Waseem, who then lost against Mthalane when they boxed for the vacant IBF Title last year.
Magramo, 24, has won his last six and when he last boxed in January traveled to Suzhou, China and upset unbeaten local boxer Wenfeng Ge.