Amparo, Zulueta see action in regional title fights today

BOHOLANO warrior Jake Amparo and world-rated John Michael Zulueta are fighting separate regional title fights tonight, Dec. 1, 2022, in “The Challenger” boxing event at the Space Plus Bangkok in Bangkok, Thailand.

Amparo is out to dethrone World Boxing Association (WBA) Asian minimumweight king Huu Toan Le in one of the featured fights.

Amparo fresh from a huge unanimous decision upset win against South Africa last month against South African Mthokozisi Ngxaka.

On the other hand, Le has been impressive despite just making pro debut in 2019 with a fourth round unanimous decision over Kim Hoang Phuc Huynh. Le won the WBA Asia minimumweight belt with a unanimous decision over Thai Kitidech Hirunsuk last March 20 in Vietnam in just his fourth pro fight. Le is coming off a third round stoppage of veteran Indonesian Silem Serang last month in Vietnam. Le is currently ranked No. 9 in the minimumweight division by the WBA.

Amparo is 11-3-1 with two knockouts, while Le is 5-0 with three knockouts.

Meanwhile, Zulueta is defending his Asian Boxing Federation light flyweight belt against Thai Suriya Kraimanee.

Zulueta fought all of his fights in Thailand this year. He knocked out Jack Amisa, Somphon Banyaem and Sittichai Nimnual. This will be his fourth fight in Thailand.

Zulueta is rated No. 14 in the minimumweight division by the WBA.

The 18-year-old Kraimanee wants to get a win after losing his last fight by unanimous decision against Danai Ngiabphukhiaw on Sept. 24 in Thailand.

Zulueta is 14-0-2 with seven knockouts, while Kraimanee is 4-2 with two knockouts.

Also in the same card, Alvin Jhon Paciones (2-0, 1 KO) slugs it out with Cambodian Vichith Oat (4-1, 2 KOs) and Ador Torres (5-4-1, 2 KOs) trades leathers with Iranian Khashaiar Ghassemi (5-3, 5 KOs). (EKA)