DAVAO CITY: Current World Boxing Federation (WBF) world super featherweight champion Harmolito “Hammer” dela Torre of General Santos City will fight for the first time in the United States on May 28 (Manila time).
“Hammer, however, will now be facing Puerto Rican Guillermo Sanchez for 8 rounds at the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino, Niagara Falls in New York,” said young manager Jim Claude “JC” Manangquil, chief executive officer of Sanman Promotions.
Dela Torre was supposed to fight Wanzell “Venom” Ellison of New Jersey, USA last Oct. 23 at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. But the late release of his visa resulted to the cancellation of the fight.
“We would like to thank American promoter Greg Cohen for giving him again another chance to fight in the US,” said Mananquil.
Dela Torre has previously scored a 2nd round technical knockout against Richard Betos last November 14 in Maasim, Sarangani Province.
His fight against Betos was a tune-up after his early schedule in the US was already cancelled.
Della Torre, an orthodox has remained undefeated with 17 straight wins, 12 by knockouts while the southpaw Sanchez is toting 15 wins, 18 loses and 1 draw.
“I’m really, really very happy and excited that my fight in the US will finally push through,” said the 22-year old Dela Torre, who is also both a former WBF International and Philippine Boxing Federation (PBF) super featherweight champion.
The 5-foot-8 Dela Torre has been training for his US debut since early this year.