Froilan Saludar goes for WBO Asia Pacific Title
Promising Froilan “The Sniper” Saludar, known for his awesome punching power goes for the WBO Asia Pacific flyweight title in a clash with former WBC International minimum weight champion Gabriel “Big Gunz” Pumar at the Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park in Kawit, Cavite on Saturday.
The fight card will be telecast over AKTV Channel 13 at 9:00 p.m.
Saludar, brother of Asian Games gold medalist Ray Saludar is undefeated in 13 bouts with 12 wins, one draw and 9 knockouts.
He won the WBO Asia Pacific Youth title with a smashing 1st round knockout of Remuel Obidos on November 20, 2010 and followed this up with a 2nd round TKO over tough Jecker Buhawe in his first title defense on December 22, 2010.
Saludar scored a devastating 1st round TKO last February 19 in the boxing hotbed of Cavite over Thailand’s Liempetch Sor Veerapol who had previously given current WBO flyweight champion Brian Viloria a difficult time before Viloria won by a 7th round TKO.
In his last title defense Saludar knocked out Indonesia’s Jack Amisa who had 38 fights in his career with 20 wins in the very first round, once again demonstrating the WBO world No. 4 ranked contender’s punching power.
Although his opponent Pumar has lost his last two fights against Japanese opponents, his experience fighting abroad against some top class opponents including world champion Nkosinathi Joyi is expected to help him in trying to cope with the power of Saludar.
Pumar won the WBC International minimum weight title with the Filipino southpaw scoring a stunning 7th round TKO over fancied Tshepo Lefele in South Africa on March 31, 2006. He also put on a fine showing in a close ten round loss to current WBA flyweight champion Daiki Kameda on May 13, 2009 in Japan.
Since the loss to Kameda, Pumar won four fights in a row including three by knockouts. He has a record of 16-6-1 with 9 knockouts.