Duno gears up for January 27 fight in U.S.

December 21, 2017

by: JC Ansis

Romero “Ruthless” Duno is scheduled to fight in the U.S. again on January 27 at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

The Filipino boxer will figure in a 10-round bout, part of the undercard of the Jorge Linares-Mercito Gesta WBA world lightweight title fight.

“I am very happy to be back in a huge card. I want to thank Sanman and Golden Boy Promotions,” said Duno, who is the current WBC Youth Intercontinental lightweight title holder.

However, the boxer Duno will face has yet to be announced by promoter Oscar De La Hoya of the Golden Boy Promotions.

“We still don’t have a final opponent yet. (But) hopefully we will have it soon. Romero Duno, however, is staying ready and sparring right- and left-handed fighters,” said Sanman Promotions CEO Jim Claude Manangquil.

“We want to thank Golden Boy promotions and Robert Diaz for the massive opportunity,” Manangquil added.

Duno (15W-1L-0D, 13 KOs) has been preparing for the fight in Sanman Boxing Gym in General Santos City for three weeks.

He is set to fly to Los Angeles on December 27 to ramp up his training under coach Rodel Mayol at the Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym.

“Duno has ben working hard here in Sanman Gym sparring with southpaw Rimar Metuda and orthodox Ernie Sanchez. He is ready for anyone,” said manager Dexter “Wang Yu” Tan of Sanman.

The 22-year-old boxer, who captured the WBC Youth Intercontinental lightweight crown early this year after knocking out Christian Gonzales, said he is ready to give his all in his upcoming fight.

“I will do my best to give a good show for Gensan and the Philippines,” he said.

Duno last saw action against Mexican Juan Pablo Sanchez in September where he scored a victory via unanimous decision.

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