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Hard-hitting Filipino, Farenas, to see in action this Saturday

By Benjie Varella – Hard hitting Filipino prospect Michael Farenas (25-2-2-22Kos), a protégé of former two-time world champion Gerry Penalosa is all set for a battle against Arturo Gomez (15-12-3-6Kos) this Saturday to serve as the main undercard for the Latin Fury 10’s main bout between Filipino challenger Juanito Rubillar versus tough Mexican WBA light Flyweight champion Giovanni “El Guerrero Azteca” Segura in Grand Mayan, Nueva Vallarta, Mexico.

Segura’s original challenger for the title is another Filipino boxer, Sonny Boy Jaro but rumours has it that his manager Michael Koncz was not able to secure a travel visa for him.

Meanwhile, Farenas is not new to Mexico. His first fight May last year was victorious as he scored a unanimous decision against Fermin De Los Santos.


All of his international boxing appearances have been successful. His first fight in US occurred October 2007 where he stopped Arturo Valenzuela in two rounds then late that year annihilated Baudel Cardenas via a 3rd round knockout.


His recent outing was May this year where he defeated veteran boxer Walter Estrada who has a very decent record.


Penalosa said that he is confident that Farenas will easily dispose Gomez and stressed that after this match they will look for two more difficult fights as they prepare for a boxing title next year.


Farenas who trains at the Wildcard Gym of Freddie Roach was seen and observed by boxing conditioning expert and as reported was impressed by the superb power of the Filipino.


Former world champion Daniel Ponce De Leon and current WBO Jr Featherweight champion are being eyed by Team Farenas for a bout next year.

Article posted on 24.07.2009



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