Salva vs Taduran

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Samuel Salva Pedro Taduran

Salva Taduran

Jurado Hall of the Philippine Marine Corp, Philippines

On air @ 12pm

7

Sep

vacant IBF World Minimumweight Title

BoxNation brings you a history-making fight live from Manila when Samuel Salva and Pedro Taduran clash for the vacant IBF Minimumweight Title on Saturday 7th September.

It will be the first all-Filipino World Title fight in the Philippines since 1925 when Pancho Villa, the nation’s first world boxing idol, ruled the Flyweights.

Salva (17-0, 10 KOs) sealed his place as the mandatory title contender in March when he outpointed countryman Rene Mark Cuarto on all three judges’s cards.

Champion Deejay Kriel was ordered to defend against Salva, but the South African decided to relinquish rather than face his top contender.

Southpaw Taduran (13-2, 10 KOs), who is ranked number four by the IBF, was then offered a crack and accepted immediately to fight on the Manny Pacquiao-promoted show.

Salva has been dubbed 'The Silent Assassin' and will start as the favourite against his fellow 22-year-old, who carries the moniker 'Rattle Snake'.

Giemel Magramo Komgrich Nantapech

Magramo Nantapech

On air @ 12pm

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.

John Michael Zulueta Mark Anthony Florida

Zulueta Florida

On air @ 12pm

Light-Flyweight contest

There will be two vacant belts up for grabs when Filipino Light-Flyweights John Michael Zulueta (10-0-2, 3 KOs) and Mark Anthony Florida (12-8, 9 KOs) clash on Saturday afternoon.

They will be battling for the Asian Boxing Federation and IBF Asia Titles in what promises to be an exciting match-up.

Zulueta, 23, drew his first two professional fights against Melvin Manangquil, but won their third encounter and is on a 10-fight winning streak.

Florida, who has been a professional for more than eight years, is on a winning streak of his own having secured victory inside the distance against Marvin Viloria and Michael Camelion.