DAVAO CITY: “Ruthless” Romero Duno is eyeing for a knockout win against his Thai opponent Paiboon Lorkam in their upcoming title-fight for the vacant World Boxing Championship (WBC) Asian Boxing council super featherweight title on Sept. 10 at the Tupi Municipal Gym in Tupi, South Cotabato.
Duno, a native of Cotabato City, wants to score a knockout to make sure that he will get the vacant title in front of his fans.
The 20-year-old Duno is toting 10 wins with only one loss and no draw while 37-year old Lorkam has a record of 16 wins against 8 losses and no draw.
“Matibay din ang kalaban namin kaya kailangan talagang tumbahin upang makasiguro tayo ng panalo (Our opponent is also tough so we need to knock him down to ensure our win),” said new trainer Dodong Desabille.
Duno won his last fight via a 3rd round stoppage over veteran Eusebio Baluarte at the Gaisano Mall Gensan last June 26.
Duno’s only loss was a unanimous decision from the hands of Mikhail Alexeev for the vacant WBO Youth super featherweight title last May 6 at the DIVS Ekaterinburg in Russia.
“I’m now ready to fight,” said Duno.
The Duno-Lorkam title-fight is one of the double WBC ABC O championship dubbed as the “Battle in Tupi” presented by the Sanman Promotions.