Two Malaysian Professional Boxers Snag Chance To Gain Exposure On World Stage

KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 (Bernama) -- Two Malaysian professional boxers have snagged the chance to use the World Professional Boxing Federation (WPBF) championship as a platform to gain exposure and experience on the world stage.

Mohammad Shehran Abdullah will take on Indonesia's Mujiyono in the four-round featherweight category while Jonathon clashes with Heri Andritanto, also from Indonesia, in the six-round welterweight category tomorrow.

After some 40 years, Malaysian boxing fans, would also get the chance to watch world title belt encounter in the welterweight category between Mexico's Juan Bedolla Orezco and Uzbekistan's Qudratillo Abduqahorov.

The 22 year-olds would be involved in the 10-round bout which would be the highlight of the Black Tie Boxing night

"These boxers will challenge each other with their skills and boxing prowess," said chairman and founder of Capstone Sports Sdn Bhd, Vikram Sivapragasam, in a statement today.

Vikram said the chance of winning the World Youth Belt has attracted young boxers from Belarus, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, Singapore and Uzbekistan.

The young boxers would fight in different weight categories, namely Feather Weight, Super Light Weight, Super Bantam Weight, Welter Weight and Heavy Weight.

Most high profile boxing bouts obtain the endorsement of a sanctioning body, which awards championship belts, establishes rules, and assigns its own judge and referee.

He noted that there would be six matches in total during the event tomorrow, including the prestigious Title Match for the World Professional Boxing Federation (WPBF) and the World Boxing Foundation (WBF) belt.

The last time Malaysia hosted a WPBF bout was in 1975 when Joe Bugner and Muhammad Ali went 15 rounds for the world heavyweight crown at Merdeka Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.

-- BERNAMA

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