Advertisement
Advertisement

Handig vs. Lopez IBF Eliminator is Now Moved To July 13

By Carlos Costa

The 12-rounder IBF Minimumweight eliminator between Filipino IBF #1 Mateo "The Warai Warrior" Handig (13-5, 7 KOs) of Northern Samar and Mexican former WBC Silver Champion Gánigan "El Zurdo" López (22-5, 15 KOs) has been moved to Saturday July 13 in México.

The winner becomes the mandatory challenger to Japanese IBF Minimumweight World Champion Katsunari Takayama (26-6, 10 KOs), whom Handig already defeated in a razor thin split decision last October in La Trinidad, Philippines.

In May of last year, the 31-year-old Mexican southpaw Gánigan López was destroyed in two rounds by Filipino Denver Cuello (33-5-6, 21 KOs) in Guanajuato, México; and boxing fans in the Philippines hope that fast-handed Mateo Handig could beat the tough Mexican too.

Fight contracts were signed by Mexican Eddy Reynoso of Canelo Promotions, fighter Mateo Handig and matchmaker Brico Santig of Highland Boxing of Baguio, Philippines.

The 23 year-old Handig will be accompanied in this important battle in México by Filipino compatriots Cayetano "Jun" Gandeza Jr. of Kambal Kamao Boxing Promotions and Brico Santig, winner of the prestigious WBC Asian Council Promoter of the Year Award.

The Gánigan López-Mateo Handig IBF Minimumweight Eliminator is a presentation of Canelo Promotions, Boxeo de Gala and Grupo Modelo, and will aired live by Televisa.

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Photos: Frampton, Santa Cruz Ready For War at Barclays Center Video: Frampton Fans in Force at Weighin For Leo Santa Cruz Antonio Gutierrez vs. Jorge Melendez, LA Fight Club on 9/2 Juan Carlos Camacho Jr. Goes Pro With Miguel Cotto Thomas Williams: TKO Loss To Gabriel Campillo Doesn’t Define Me Chisora Unlikely To Land Whyte, Trying To Get Helenius Rematch Weights From Brooklyn: Santa Cruz 125.4, Frampton 125 Frampton To Santa Cruz: I'll Be The Bigger Man on Fight Night Adrien Broner's Request For Early Release From Jail is Denied Tyson Fury To Take On UKAD Over Drug Test Results Adonis Stevenson-Thomas Williams: Pre-Fight Report Card Lara's Manager on The Possibility of Facing Gennady Golovkin Roach: Me and Pacquiao Remain in Boxing To Get Mayweather Verdejo's Manager Says Flanagan Clash Possible For November Frank Warren on Crawford: Best American in a Long Time Amir Khan: I'd Need 6 Months of MMA Training For McGregor MGM Liverpool Launches, Will Promote October Show Leo Santa Cruz Motivated To Make Frampton Taste First Defeat Dennis Ceylan vs. Ryan Walsh For Euro Crown on October 15 Marquez's Coach: Estrada, Ramirez Best in Mexico - NOT Canelo Nacho Praises Marquez For Rejecting Cotto's Weight Demand Christian Hammer vs. Timur Stark Set For September 17 Wilcox dominant, Miljas impresses at Toronto boxing show Hatton: Gennady Golovkin's Size Will Be Too Much For Brook Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Wilfredo Vazquez on Oct. 1, Puerto Rico Jacobs vs. Mora II, Easter vs. Commey, Kauffman on Sept. 9 Robert Guerrero-Adrien Broner Will Be Targeted, Says Manager Marcos Maidana, Robert Garcia To Sit Down and Discuss Future Artie Pelullo Sees a Very Big Future For Ruben Villa Mikey Garcia Eyes Gold: I Want Terry Flanagan's WBO Title! Team Frampton Had Secret Weapon in Camp For Santa Cruz Kim Poulsen Gets Career Back on Track, Training at Wild Card Photos: Mikey Garcia vs. Rojas, Malignaggi vs. Bracero - Face Offs Photos/Weights: Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams, More Photos: Leo Santa Cruz, Frampton Face To Face at Final Presser Photos: Gennady Golovkin in Beast Mode For Kell Brook Clash Lee Baxter Promotions Brings Boxing Back To Toronto Flanagan vs. Verdejo Ordered By The WBO, Says Frank Warren Santa Cruz: I Won't Be Like Quigg, I'll Force Frampton To Fight! Hatton Warns Harrison That Rabchenko Will Make Statement
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement