Dennis Tubieron of the Elorde Boxing Gym has another chance to get closer to wrapping the green belt around his waist as he faces Josh Warrington of the United Kingdom in an official eliminator for the WBC Featherweight title at Leeds’ First Direct Arena in the United Kingdom on April 11 (April 12 Manila time).
The winner of the eliminator will also be the new WBC International Featherweight champ, a title that is currently vacant and is also on the line that night.
A native of Puerto Princesa City, Tubieron missed the opportunity to bag the international title as his slug fest against Carlo Magali at The Flash Grand Ballroom of the Elorde Sports Complex in Paranaque City last Dec. 30 resulted in a majority draw.
Despite the draw, Tubieron who is also a former WBC International Bantamweight champion is coming off a very successful year, winning three of his four fights last 2014.
On the hand, the 24-year-old Leeds boxer Warrington is undefeated in his professional career with 19 wins in his resume. He is also the current European Boxing Union (EBU) Featherweight champion and a former BBBofC British and Commonwealth Featherweight champion.
“He’s a good boxer, throws a lot of punches and connects a lot of it also,” said Tubieron when asked on how he assessed Warrington.
“Me and my team are very excited about this fight, my coaches already started making a fight and training plan that will lead me to victory,” he added.
The bigger prize at the end of night for these two warriors is a fight with current WBC Featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez who is coming off two successful title defenses last year after winning the belt by knocking out fellow Mexican Abner Mares in the very first round last August 2013.
This is a big break and challenge for Tubieron who will be fighting in front of his opponent’s hometown. This will also be his fourth fight outside the country and he hopes to break the curse as he collected three losses in his previous three foreign fights.
The fighting pride of the Elorde Boxing Gym, Tubieron has a record of 19-3-2 (2 KO’s) and already started training with his team at the Elorde Boxing Gym in Pasay City, four months ahead of the most important match of his boxing career to date.