Blow-by-Blow: Lightweights Al Toyogon, Rimar Metuda look to put on show in Ilocos Sur


MANILA, Philippines—Al Tiyogon gets the chance to claim the Philippine Boxing Federation lightweight crown as he faces Rimar Metuda Saturday night in Manny Pacquiao Presents: Blow-by-Blow at Narvacan Gymnasium in Ilocos Sur.

Toyogon will automatically wrest the title with a win but Metuda won’t get that opportunity after he came in overweight due to difficulties traveling to Narvacan from Mindanao because of the heavy rains the past few days.

Still, ringsiders feel the situation won’t prevent Metuda from going all out in the main event.

Just like the previous Blow-By-Blow shows, fighters from all over the country were signed up to see action in the weekly television program.

“This has been my assurance when we launched Blow-by-Blow last year, to give boxers not just from Metro Manila and nearby provinces the chance to display their boxing ability,” Manny Pacquiao said, noting that stables from La Union, Digos, Cagayan de Oro, Baguio, General Santos City were brought to Ilocos to provide fistic fireworks.

A couple of Ilocos punchers are also seeing action as a treat to the sports-loving Ilocanos.

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