Mabait guns for super flyweight title on Jan. 28 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 14 January 2012 16:12

Undefeated super flyweight contender Marvin Mabait finally gets his big break as he is set to fight for the Philippine crown on January 28 in Metro Manila.
Mabait, who tots an impressive 17-0 winless record will go up against reigning title holder Rey Perez of Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte in 12 rounds at the in Kalookan City.

The title fight of Mabait, pride of Talon Talon Loop of this city is one of two main events being promoted by former world boxing champion Gerry Penalosa.
The other bout will feature Dodie Penalosa jr. going up against a still unnamed Japanese boxer.

Mabait, who fights under the Blue Stallion stable of city 2nd District Rep. Erbie A. Fabian is currently deep in training in Manila at the Penalosa Boxing Gym in Libis, Quezon City.

He is being primed up under the watchful eye of youthful coach Jon Jon Palacios, the same mentor who guided the Zamboangueno native to his last 4 bouts which ended in knockout wins.

Mabait pits his unblemished mark against the equally impressive mark of his foe who tots a 13-1 win-loss mark entering into the bout.

The 23 year old Mabait is slightly older than the 21 year old Perez, fights southpaw against the orthodox stance of the champion.
Mabait has a lot riding on the fight as he is promised overseas fighting assignments if he hurdles the bout.

In fact, chief patron 2nd District Rep. Fabian announced a contingent of boxing officials, promoters and managers are arriving from Europe and Australia to witness the bout as personal guests of the Blue Stallion Promotions boss.

These include Johnny Harding, trainer of Jeff Harding, former world light heavyweight champ Kostyazu, and former world welterweight champ Jeff Fenech of Australia, Peter Mitrevski, a trainer and former champion Manny Melchor.

Fabian also disclosed these luminaries are members of the Union Boxing Council of Europe and are based in Australia.

Fabian also disclosed the fight will be telecast on GMA TV 7 through sports director Chino Trinidad and Joaquin Henson, boxing commentators and experts friends of the solon.

Mabait will be the first local in a long while to seek a Philippine boxing crown and hopes are high that he will come off victorious in his bout with Perez on the 28th.