Boyose to face Betos in Talisay

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

THERE is a point in every promising young prospect’s career that he is given an opponent that will test him to his limit.

Unbeaten Ardie Boyose will be at that point of his career tonight when he faces tough and experienced Richard Betos at the Tabunok Sports Complex in Talisay City.

“This fight will be good for him (Boyose), Betos is ahead on experience. Boyose should be tested in this fight. But for me, I trust Boyose because he trained hard for this fight and he also hits hard. Boyose is also one of the fighters that I believe has a chance to become a world champion if given a break,” Boyose’s trainer Brix Flores said.


The 19-year-old Boyose made his pro debut back in 2011, wherein he settled to a split draw with Rommel Banquerigo. From then on, Boyose has been on a romp, beating his next 10 foes.

If Boyose is impressive in a difficult fight against Betos, then he will transition to the next stage against tougher opponents.

“Maybe next year (he will be given a break). He is still 19 and is still young,” said Flores.

Boyose faced back-to-back fights against very experienced opponents in Prell Tupas and Elmer Colve this year. He knocked them both out in the first round.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 01, 2014.


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