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Iligan City, Philippines – Power-punching prospects Randy “Razor” Petalcorin (14-1, 12 KOs) and JR “Gensan Hitman” Edurot (8-0, 8 KOs) will try to live up to expectations as they head to Iligan City, Philippines and do battle this Saturday, September 24th, 2011, at the MSU-IIT Gym. Both Petalcorin and Edurot are co-managed and promoted by Peter Maniatis of Australia and Jim Claude Manangquil of the General Santos City-based SanMan Promotions.

Randy Petalcorin (center) with Peter Maniatis (right) and Dexter of SanMan Promotions

Davao City native Petalcorin will go up and strut his wares against Arnel Tadena (11-14-3, 4 KOs) in preparation for bigger fights ahead. Tadena has dropped his last 10 fights and has not won since February 2008. Edurot, on the other hand, will attempt to extend his unbeaten win streak by getting past Alvin Makiling (4-3, 1 KO) of Cagayan de Oro City.

Petalcorin, who saw action last August 2011, is the current PABA light flyweight interim champion. In recent communication with Petalcorin’s managers, Petalcorin was supposed to figure in a championship fight in Australia but PABA light flyweight regular champion Nethra Sasiprapa refused to face the Filipino challenger, citing he is not comfortable fighting Petalcorin in Australia.

Edurot will try to make a name for himself with this fight. The current MinProBa bantamweight champion will surely rise in the local rankings if he continues to stretch his unbeaten record.

Also seeing action in the undercard is another prospect from General Santos, undefeated Daryl Basadre (2-0), who will be slugging it out with Michael Bastasa (3-3) of Zamboanga del Norte in a six-rounder bout in the flyweight division.

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Kenneth P. Ragpala is an award-winning sports blogger who has been covering the sport of boxing since 2008. His works have appeared in local newspapers in his home city in Cagayan de Oro and in several online publications abroad. Ragpala has written for several boxing websites, namely Fight Hype, 8 Count News, and Bleacher Report.