Vietnamese boxer to fight for IBF Asia belt

By Hoang Nguyen   April 8, 2022 | 06:00 pm PT
Vietnamese boxer to fight for IBF Asia belt
Dinh Hong Quan (front, C) with nine other fighters who compete in the IBF and WBO titles event on April 23, 2022. Photo courtesy of Cocky Buffalo
Dinh Hong Quan will step in the ring for the lightweight IBF Asia belt on April 23, against Filipino boxer Delmar Pollio.

Quan is currently Vietnam's number one lightweight boxer. During his pro career, he had seven victories - four of them won by knockout - one draw and one defeat. He has been on a winning streak since 2019 with five consecutive victories, most at international competitions.

His opponent in the belt fight, Pellio is considered a tough boxer at the age of 22. The Filipino used to have an impressive streak of nine consecutive wins until last year.

Besides the IBF Asia belt fight, there will be three other belt fights on April 23, hosted by boxing club Cocky Buffalo. Olimjon Nazarov will defend his WBO Oriental flyweight belt against Jerme Baloro, while at a bigger weight class, Abdurasul Ismolov will fight Argie Toquero for the WBO Oriental belt. Song Chan Ho will compete against Romer Pinili for the WBO Youth belt.

The fights will be held at The Grand Ho Tram Hotel in the southern coastal province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau.

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