Boxing: Demecillo, Dasmarinas make weight for title eliminator bout
Santino Honasan on Mar 22, 2019 01:43 PM
Kenny Demecillo and Michael Dasmarinas are on weight for their IBF Bantamweight World Title Eliminator bout in the main event of MP Promotions and Ringstar Asia's Rising Stars card
Filipino bantamweights Kenny "Big Heart" Demecillo and Michael "Hot and Spicy" Dasmarinas both made weight during the official Rising Stars weigh-ins, Friday morning at the Newport Mall in Resorts World Manila.
Iligan's Demecillo (14-2-2, 8KO) came in at the 117.5-pounds, while Dasmarinas (28-2-1 19KO), a former IBO World Champion, tipped the scales at 118-pounds.
The 27-year old Demecillo has won four of his last five fights, with his most recent outing ending in a fifth-round KO win over Vyacheslav Mirzaev in Russia last Martch.
Dasmarinas meanwhile, is coming off a run as the IBO Bantamweight World Champion. Unbeaten in his last eleven bouts, Dasmarinas' last fight ended in a ended in a Split Draw against Manyo Plange in Singapore last September.
The winner of the bout will become the mandatory challenger to the IBF's 118-pound world title, currently held by Puerto Rico's Emmanuel Rodriguez.
The co-main eventers also successfully made weight as Rene Mark Cuarto and Samuel "Silent Assasssin" Salva met the limit for their IBF Minimumweight World Title Eliminator bout.
Zamboanga del Norte's Cuarto (16-1-1 9KO) and Gingoog's Salva (16-0-0, 10KO) both came in at the 105-pound minimumweight limit.
The 22-year old Cuarto is currently riding a seven-fight winning streak with his most recent victory coming by way of Unanimous Decision against Clyde Azarcon. Salva, meanwhile, is unbeaten in his 16-bout career, with his most recent victory coming via a seventh-round knockout of Jason Mopon.
Rising Stars: Demecillo vs. Dasmarinas is co-promoted by Manny Pacquiao's MP Promotions and Scott Patrick Farrell's Ringstar Asia.
Rising Stars Weigh-in Results:
Bantamweight: Kenny Demecillo (117.5) vs. Michael Dasmarinas (118)
Minimumweight: Rene Mark Cuarto (105) vs. Samuel Salva (105)
Flyweight: Ronnie Baldonado (114) vs. Elias Joaquino (113)
Flyweight: Justin Darap (113) vs. Enrique Magsalin (113)
Featherweight: Muhamad Ridwan (124) vs. Cris Leon (124)
Flyweight: Reymark Jay Ibones (113) vs. Henry Lumanlan (112)
Junior Flyweight: Orlie Silvestre (110) vs. Joel Taduran (110)
Junior Welterweight: Adam Du Abdulhamid (149) vs. Prell Tupas (149)
Junior Bantamweight: Aries Buenavidez (115) vs. Lony Cadayday (115)
Minimumweight: Jayson Brillo (103) vs. Joel Cago (102)
Junior Bantamweight: Luis Borje vs. TBA
Catch Rising Stars: Demecillo vs. Dasmarinas LIVE on SATURDAY, MARCH 23 at 7:00 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23!