ALL roads lead to the Elorde Sports Center in Sucat Road Paranaque tonight, Saturday, Feb. 25 when the Elorde Brothers risk their World Boxing Organization crowns in a promotion dubbed “Boxing Kontra Droga“ by Johnny Elorde Management International in cooperation with the Rotary Club of Manila Premier.
Grandsons of the great “Flash” Elorde, Juan Martin “Bai” Elorde will defend his WBO Oriental Lightweight title against top contender Aekkawee Kaewmanee of Thailand while younger brother Juan Miguel “The Boss” Elorde will risk his crown against Erick Deztroyer of Jakata, Indonesia.
Both Elordes are rated no. 8 and no. 3 respectively in the WBO world rankings and wins tonight will boost their chances for a possible world title fight.
Bai Elorde holds a record of 23 fights with 21wins (eight by ko), one loss and one draw against 23 fights of Aekkawee with16 wins (six by ko) seven losses. Mig Elorde has 23 fights, with 22 wins (11 by ko) and one loss while opponent Erick Deztroyer has 13 fights winning eight with four losses and one draw.
Another encounter for the Philippine featherweight championship will also be held in the supporting mainer between champion Randy Braga and Landy Cris Leon.
Japanese Kenta Ide will face Jerwin Mejes in a scheduled eight round bout at 135 lbs. First bell sounds at exactly 5 p.m.