HOPES are high for Jun Doliguez, a young knockout artist from Sarangani who takes on Thailand’s Maxsaisai Sithsaithong on December 14 at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex.
Doliguez is only 22 years old and is undefeated in 17 fights since turning pro in 2010. He has knocked out 13 of his opponents, five of them in the first round.
The hard-hitting southpaw who said he boxed because of poverty appeared in the weekly Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum at the Shakey’s Malate with his co-managers, Elmer Anuran and Mike Ochosa.
“I will do everything to knock him out,” said Doliguez of his next opponent.
He has a penchant for quick knockouts and claimed to have knocked out one of his opponents in just 15 seconds.
If Doliguez gets past the Thai, the Filipino featherweight is hoping to get a shot at Mexican Jose Ramirez who defeated Boom Boom Bautista early this year in Davao City.
Doliguez fought in the undercard of the Juan Manuel Marquez vs Tim Bradley fight last October 12 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Doliguez knocked Caro out in the sixth round in a performance that caught the eyes of Top Rank chief Bob Arum and those from Zanfer Promotions.