3 Filipinos in Pacquiao-Thurman undercard

John Leo Dato, Genesis Libranza, and Jayar Inson
John Leo Dato, Genesis Libranza, and Jayar Inson

MANILA – Three Filipino boxers are set to fight in the undercard of Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman WBA super welterweight championship bout on July 21 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In a report by Boxing Scene, Genesis Libranza will fight in eight-round flyweight bout against Mahonri Montes, Jayar Inson competes in an eight-round welterweight versus Carlos Maldonado and John Leo Dato features in six-round featherweight bout.

For Libranza, it will be an opportunity for him to fight in Pacquiao undercard after his supposed match with Carlos Buitrago in the undercard of Pacquiao-Adrien Broner fight last January was cancelled with his opponent over the weight limit.

For Inson, it will be his second time to be part of Pacquiao’s undercard after fighting in Pacquiao-Broner undercard where he was defeated by Jonathan Steele via split decision.

For Dato, it will be his first time to battle in Pacquiao’s undercard and was upbeat as he came from a unanimous decision victory over Mexican German Meraz last month.

Libranza will be entering the ring with 18-1-0 win-loss-draw ring record, with 10 stoppage wins, Inson had 18-2-0 card with 12 knockout victories, while Dato has an unblemished 11-0-1 slate with seven stoppage victories./PN


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