AFTER a full year hiatus, former world title contender Rey “Boom-Boom” Bautista announced that he would fight again in 2014.
Bautista, who holds 34-3 win-loss record with 25 knockouts, retired in 2012 after losing to Mexican Jose Ramirez via split decision in their 126 lbs division fight in Davao City.
But ALA Promotions President Michael Aldeguer said the 27-year-old Bautista likes to fight in the 130lbs category this coming year.
“Rey wants to return this year and we supported him because we believe he’s still very young and much determined this time,” said Aldeguer.
Bautista was eyed as the next Manny Pacquiao when he posted a fight record of 22-0 in 2007.
But after suffering a first round knockout in his bout against Mexican World Boxing Organization super bantamweight Daniel Ponce in that same year, Bautista’s ring performance declined.