In their International Boxing Federation (IBF) eliminator fight on Saturday at the Resorts World Manila in Pasay City, titleholder Filipino boxer Michael “Gloves on Fire” Dasmariñas situated himself for a shot at adding another feather in his cap after defeating compatriot Kenny “Big Heart” Demecillo.
Boxer Dasmariñas, who had to divest his International Boxing Organization world bantamweight title, stood ground against a tough challenge from Mr. Demecillo to win, 116-112, 115-113 and 117-111, and become the fixed challenger for the IBF bantamweight title.
“I really went all-out for this fight. I had no doubts while in training and came here prepared. I’m so happy that I won,” stated Mr. Dasmariñas after his victory.
From the win, CamSur native Dasmariñas upgraded to 29-2-1 while Mr. Demecillo dropped to 14-5-2.
The fight this weekend was co-promoted by Singapore-based Ringstar Asia, SanMan Promotions and Senator Manny Pacquiao’s MP Promotions.