MANILA, Philippines – Former Olympian Charly Suarez aims to keep a clean record as a professional fighter towards a stronger status as a dominant fighter in the super featherweight of the international arena.
Suarez, who was also a multi-medalist in the Southeast Asian Games before competing in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will attempt to defend the World Boxing Association (WBA) Asia super featherweight title for the second time against Philippine champion Carlo Magali. on October 23 at the Elorde Boxing Center in Parañaque City.
“We are ready. Since I was in the National team, I remembered to prepare myself physically and mentally. But with the length of my experience, I added that we must also be prepared spiritually,” said the 33-year-old native of Sawata, Davao del Norte during his visit to the Tabloids Organization in Philippine Sports, Inc. (TOPS) ‘Usapang Sports’ this Thursday at Behrouz Persian Cuisine in Queozon City.
“It is necessary in every fight we have in sports and in life that the Lord should be with us. This is what I always tell my fellow boxers and young athletes. We need to practice and pray but let’s not forget to always pray,” he said.
Suarez is currently ranked No.36 in that division of the World Boxing Council (WBC) which is currently owned by American star Shakur Stevenson.
He holds a 12-0 mark, featuring seven knockouts. Despite being a ‘late bloomer’ in the pro ranks, Suarez’s campaign was impressive, featuring a 12th round technical knockout win over Tomjune Mangubat to win the vacant WBA Asia belt.
“Charly (Suarez) and I have been together for a long time so we have memorized each other, as long as in training what I saw that needs to be fixed we are talking about it. Currently, Charly is in good condition and boxing fans will be able to watch a good fight,” said former amateur internationalist and now coach Delfin Boholst.
“Carlo (Magal) is also strong. He is already a big name in Philippine boxing so we are not making any guarantees, as long as we continue with our program,” added Boholst in the weekly forum sponsored by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Games and Amusements Board (GAB), Pagcor and Behrouz. Persian Cuisine.
Magali holds the ring record of 25 wins (13KO). He was scheduled to fight in South Africa this Aug. 21 but his duel with Ayanda Nkosi for the World Boxing Federation (WBF) lightweight title fight was cancelled.
Magali’s big wins include the knocked out win over Davey Browne Jr. for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Pan Pacific super featherweight belt one Australia. Also became champion in the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF).
Suarez and Bohols also expressed gratitude for the support of the Philippine Army of which they are both members, as well as private sponsors, the Elorde family and the promoter of the fight, VSP Promotions.RICO NAVARRO
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