MICHAEL Farenas (37-4-4, 29 knockouts) will have another stern test ahead of him as he takes on Hector Velazquez (56-20-3, 38 KOs), a former opponent of eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, during their 12-round fight for the World Boxing Council (WBC) Asian Boxing super-featherweight this Fridat at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
The event, which is sponsored by CherrylumE, DIY (Do It Yourself) Hardware, and Harrix Wires and Cables, will be aired on GMA 7 on March 22 immediately after Eat Bulaga.
Farenas has disposed of his last three opponents in a combined five rounds which speaks volumes about his punching power.
His last victory was a two-round stoppage of Jesus Rios in the main event of Philippines versus Mexico: First Blood, which was the first event of MAG Pacman Boxing Promotions.
“Handang handa na ako sa laban,” Farenas said. “Alam kong hindi basta-basta si Velazquez pero gagawin ko ang lahat para mapatumba siya.”
The Mexican, who arrived in Manila last week, is known to be as tough as nails.
He fought Pacquiao back in 2005 and took all he could handle against the Filipino boxing icon, who won by technical knockout.
In the undercard, Dave Penalosa (7-0-0, 5 KOs) will try to accomplish something his brother Dodie Boy Penalosa, Jr., did not and that is to knock out the tough Alem Robles (6-4-2, 2 KOs) who also hails from Mexico.
Velazquez, Farenas, and the rest of the fighters in the card will weigh in on March 20 at the Lancaster Hotel Manila, the event's official hotel.
The weigh in proceedings will start at 10 am.