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CEBU CITY, Philippines – PMI Bohol Boxing Stable road warrior Jake “El Bambino” Amparo will fight on foreign soil again.
The 25-year-old Guindulman, Bohol native will see action in Japan for the first time against Goki Kobayashi on August 5, 2023 at Kobe’s Central Gym.
Amparo will go for Kobayashi’s World Boxing Organization (WBO) Asia Pacific minimumweight crown set over 12 rounds.
Amparo became known among the ranks of the PMI Bohol Boxing Stable as their warrior having fought internationally several times.
His first fight abroad was an impressive unanimous decision victory against South African Mthokozisi Ngxaka in East London, South Africa on October 23.
However, Amparo suffered a 12-round split decision loss in his next fight abroad in a rematch with Ngxaka. She also lost to Huu Toan Le of Vietnam in Bangkok, Thailand, last February.
Amparo then bounced back in convincing fashion by winning her last two bouts in Bohol. She defeated Charlie Malupangue last February and Clyde Azarcon last May for the Philippine minimal weight title.
His record is 13 wins with three knockouts, four losses and one draw.
Meanwhile, Kobayashi, 24, of Kobe, Japan, is unbeaten in six fights with four knockouts.
The Japanese may seem inexperienced compared to Amparo, but Kobayashi has already shown her potential.
Kobayashi is not new to trading blows with the Filipinos, having already defeated three of them. His most recent victim was Roslan Eco in his first title defense last May.
Prior to that, Kobayashi defeated Cris Ganoza last September and Marco John Rementizo, where he won the WBO regional title.
PMI Boxing Stable has become the top boxing stable in Visayas after ALA Boxing Promotions went out of business. It has produced promising young fighters, mostly drawn from various grassroots boxing shows. /rcg