Three Filipino boxers will be seen in action facing different opponents in Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, China on February 22, as part of Top Rank’s Ring of Gold boxing event. Ring of Gold will headline China’s two time Olympic Gold medalist Zou Shiming 3-0-0 (KO 0), pitted against Yokthong Kokietgym 14-3 (KO 10), of Thailand.
Former WBO super flyweight title holder Marvin Sonsona 17-1-1 (KO 14) will face WBA world super bantamweight titlist Akifumi Shimoda 28-3-2, (KO 12) of Japan for the WBO international featherweight title.
Sonsona will try to continue his winning streak after that fourth round KO loss against Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. in an attempt for another world title.
Sonsona captured the WBO super flyweight title in 2009 at age 19. He was the second youngest Filipino boxer that captured world title.
Undefeated super featherweight prospect Harmonito Dela Torre 11-0 KO 6), will be up against Indonesia’s Yakobus Heluka 3-3 (KO 0), for 6-round super featherweight action. Dela Torre, 19, is Philippine Boxing Federation (PBF) super featherweight titlist.
Bantamweight Jerwin Ancajas 18-1-1 (KO 9) will fight Thailand’s Inthanon Sithchamuang 19-6 (KO 10) in the event’s first bell.