Vitor to face Lee for defense of title

VIRGEL Vitor makes the first title defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) Oriental super featherweight belt and takes on Dong Kwan Lee in the main event of “Kumong Bol-anon VIII” in Calape, Bohol on Dec. 8, 2022.

Vitor is currently riding a six-fight winning streak since suffering a sixth-round knockout defeat to veteran Mark Anthony Geraldo in 2019. The 25-year-old Vitor recently won the WBO Oriental super featherweight belt after beating Thai Arnon Yupang on Sept. 9 in Dimiao, Bohol.

Vitor will be tested against a dangerous opponent in Lee.

The 30-year-old Lee is also on a streak of his own, winning his last eight fights. His last two bouts were against Pinoy fighters Michael Landero and Roemart Sentillas.

Lee has also beaten Pinoy pugs Anthony Sabalde and Gilbert Donasales.

Vitor is 19-2 with 12 knockouts, while Lee is 16-2-2 with seven knockouts.

If Vitor beats Lee, he could break into WBO’s super featherweight rankings, wherein the current champion is American star Shakur Stevenson.