NEGRENSE boxer Renz Rosia will be vying for the Philippine Boxing Federation (PBF) flyweight championship when he faces title holder Arnold Garde on June 28 at Maco Municipal Gym in Maco, Compostela Valley.
The Cadiz City, Negros Occidental native is hoping to return to winning ways against Garde after losing three of his last four matches, all of which were championship bouts.
Rosia’s last defeat was via majority decision at the hands of Philippine Visayas Professional Boxing Association super flyweight champion Ponciano Remandiman last April 5.
Rosia’s two other title defeats were against Genesis Libranza for the Philippine Games and Amusements Board flyweight championship on October, 2018 and against Thai boxer Jakkrawut Majoogoen for OPBF silver super flyweight on April 2018.
For Garde, this will be his first defense on the championship he won at the expense of Aries Buenavidez on June, 2018 at the same venue. He also lost three of his last four matches.
The 30-year-old Rosia parades a 14-8-1 win-loss-draw ring record with seven stoppage wins, while the 29-year-old Garde has 10-7-3 boxing slate, including four knockout victories./PN