By JR Isaga, Rappler.com
MANILA, Philippines – Surigao-based southpaw Jeffrey Arienza will face Indonesia’s Wellem Reyk for the WBC Asian Boxing Council (ABCO) junior welterweight belt in the 12-round main event of “Night of Champions III,” which will be promoted by Elorde International Productions Wednesday, July 13 at Mall of Asia Music Hall in Pasay City.
Arienza (14-4-1, 8 KOs) has won two fights since losing back-to-back fights abroad, while Reyk (18-13-4, 5 KOs) is coming off a decision win over compatriot John Ruba in February and had previously defended the Indonesian junior welterweight championship 5 times.
The undercard will feature a pair of all-Filipino fights with Silvester Lopez (26-11-2, 18 KOs) facing Danilo Pena (27-24-4, 11 KOs) for the WBC ABCO featherweight title, and Felipe Cagubcob Jr (5-2-5, 1 KO) vs Donny Mabao (22-25-3, 4 KOs) to decide the Philippine flyweight championship.
Lopez, 28, of Kabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay had previously beaten Pena, 34, of Tiwi, Albay by 12-round decision in their first fight, and hasn’t lost on Philippine soil since 2007.