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Fuentes determined to win world title after long wait

By Ronnie Nathanielsz | Jan. 22, 2014 at 12:01am

WORLD-RATED Oriental Pacific Boxing Federation flyweight champion Rocky “The Road Warrior” Fuentes is determined to win the vacant International Boxing Federation flyweight title when he battles former Thai Olympian Amnat Ruenroeng in Nakhon Ratchasima in Thailand on Wednesday.

Highly rated by all the major boxing bodies in the world, Fuentes got the big break he has longed for after his scheduled title eliminator against Puerto Rico’s Olympic boxer McWilliams Arroyo was canceled and champion Moruti Mthalane of South Africa decided to relinquish his title rather than fight in Thailand for a small purse.

OPBF flyweight champion Rocky Fuentes
(third from left) is determined to win  the vacant
IBF flyweight title when he battles former Thai
Olympian Amnat Ruenroeng (fifth from left).

“We got an offer from a promoter in Thailand after Mthalane vacated the title and it was open. We thought this is Rocky’s chance. He has waited for this for years and we believe he has a big chance of winning the fight,”ALA Promotions president Michael Aldeguer told the Manila Standard.

Aldeguer added: “It can’t get better than this. Rocky has been there for a long time. He has had several fights in Japan so there is no way we could turn this down because the Puerto Rico fight was in limbo. We believe this is the right thing to do.”

While he is aware of the usual problems of fighting especially for a world title in Thailand, Aldeguer realizes that Fuentes “has to understand he is not just fighting a Thai, he is also fighting the crowd, the venue, fighting everything. He knows that. The good thing is Rocky has been fighting in Japan and while Thailand may be different, but he is matured right now and I think this is the right chance for him to become a world champion.”

The former Olympian Ruenroeng is 34 years old and is undefeated with a record of 11-0 with 5 knockouts.



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