Undefeated Ifugao boxer KJ Natuplag is up for another challenge as he topbills the Highland Boxing and DMAD Promotions backed event dubbed “War in the North.”
With former WBO Oriental bantamweight champion Dayer Gabutan out of the fight card, Natuplag is set to headline the event as part of Benguet’s month long celebration of the Adivay Festival set on November 26 at CCDC Gym in La Trinidad.
Natuplag is set to take on Danilo Peña in an eight rounder super featherweight match–up. Darwin Miller Dep-ay of DMAD production said Dayer Gabutan was scrapped of the fight card as manager Brico Santig is eyeing an international bout for the former regional champion after his rankings shoot up following his second round knockout win against Roilo Golex in September.
In the supporting bout, Jayson Nicart of Bacoor, Cavite is set to take on Brian Lobetania of La Trinidad, Benguet in a six rounder affair in the featherweight division. La Trinidad’s Orlandino Sinaloba tests Rahul Ganguly of India in a six round super bantamweight while Louie Jorda, son of boxing trainer JJ debuts against Briel Amora of Pasig in a flyweight contest. Seeing action in a four round super featherweight bout is MJ Uduna of Ifugao against Joemil Esquijo of Makati while Christopher Bay-an of Atok, Benguet seeks a victory against Rosendo Autida of La Trinidad in their four round flyweight bout.
Raising the curtain in the professional bout is Kathleen Paptie of Itogon taking on Renalyn Dacquel of Abra in the women’s super flyweight. Eight amateur bouts will also be featured in the second edition of Highland Brawl with Esli Saclag of Abra taking on Jonathan Soriano of La Trinidad in the 40 kilogram division as Chris Caday of Buguias tangles with Hope Ignas of Atok in the 65kg weight class. Gilbert Dionisio of La Trinidad battles Eugene Tuguinay of Itogon in the 49 kgs class as Jones Catalino of Buguias squares off against Mark Autida of La Trinidad in the 52kg division. Bryan Caw-as of Kapangan is set to clash against Roy Domigsi of La Trinidad in the 60kg division with Zak Kaiser Moga of Itogon battling Chim Apopot of Kibungan in the 58 kg weight class. Christopher Miguel of Tuba will face off against Bradley Delmas of La Trinidad in 55kg division while Italy’s Andrea Cola will also see action in the 70 kg division against a still unnamed opponent.
By Roderick Osis@sunstaronline