IN PHOTOS: Pinoy boxer Warlito Parrenas makes weight for title fight

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IN PHOTOS: Pinoy boxer Warlito Parrenas makes weight for title fight
The Negros Occidental fighter weighed in under the junior bantamweight limit for his fight with Mexico's David Carmona

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino boxer Warlito Parrenas came in well under the junior bantamweight limit, weighing just 113 pounds for his fight with David Carmona on Sunday, July 5 Manila time. Carmona weighed in at 115 pounds.

Parrenas (24-6, 21 knockouts) of Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, Philippines will face Carmona (19-2-4, 8 KOs) at the Centro de Usos Múltiples in Hermosillo, Mexico for the vacant WBO interim junior bantamweight title.

(READ: Warlito Parrenas ready for ‘war’ in first title shot)

Warlito Parrenas (R) and David Carmona (L) face-off. Photo by Zanfer Promotions

Parrenas, 31, was a member of the Philippine national amateur team, competing abroad many times and earning bronze at the 2005 Southeast Asian Games. Parrenas has won 7 straight fights – his longest winning streak of his career, while Carmona has won 3 straight since being stopped in 7 rounds by then-WBO junior bantamweight titleholder Omar Narvaez.

Warlito Parrenas (R) and David Carmona (L) back-to-back. Photo by Zanfer Promotions

The winner of the 12-round fight, which is presented by Zanfer Promotions, will face the champion Naoya Inoue for the title. The Japanese boxer won the title in December with a knockout of Narvaez but injured his hand in the process. – Rappler.com

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