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Dasmariñas – Demecillo IBF eliminator rescheduled, moved to Manila

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The highly-anticipated Dasmariñas – Demecillo IBF eliminator clash gets moved to Manila.

Apparently, one event’s loss is someone else’s gain as the IBF eliminator fight between Michael Dasmariñas and Kenny Demecillo gets rescheduled. First slated in Singapore this March 29, the bout will be pushed a week earlier and will take place in Manila. Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao’s MP Promotion hosts the event.

Multiple sources confirmed the development to RealFight PH about the change. This includes Ringstar Asia CEO Scott Patrick O’Farrell. According to him, the inclusion of Dasmariñas in the card was part of the deal with the Pacquiao group and the other fights under his outfit will be moved to a later date.

Demecillo’s camp also confirmed the upcoming fight and is currently waiting for the bout agreement.

“I will be moving (the) Dasmariñas fight (as) co-promotion in Manila between MP and Ringstar on the 23rd of March.” O’Farrell said in a message to RealFight PH, “Some other fights will also be moved. Then the show in Singapore will return in July”

With the switch, Dasmariñas will make his return fight to Philippine soil in nearly two years. He joined the Singapore-based promotion and scored three straight victories en route to claiming the IBO gold. His most recent bout however, ended in a draw against Ghana’s Manyo Plange in a non-title bout.

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This time around, Pili, Camarines Sur’s proud son aim to make up from the forgettable outing in search for the right to vie for the vacant IBF 118-pound gold. But he need to get past Omega Boxing standout Demecillo, who likewise aims for a crack at the world title. The Cebu City-based boxer owns a 14-2-2 record across his name.

Minimumweights Samuel Salva and Rene Mark Cuarto square off in a high-stakes affair. They are targetted to serve as the main event for the interim IBF minimumweight championship bout.

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