Nelson Tinampay v Jonel Gadapan set for January 31 in The Philippines

The vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Asia Pacific Lightweight Championship will be up for grabs when Filipino rivals Nelson Tinampay and Jonel Gadapan fights on Sunday January 31 in Iligan City, Philippines.

From Dogohoy in the Bohol province, Nelson Tinampay has been a pro since 2012 and enters the fight with a 9-1-1 (4) record. He is coming off his most significant victory, defeating veteran Richard Betos by technical decision last July.

Jonel Gadapan hails from Gingoog City, and made his paid debut in 2010. Having fought the better level of opposition than his opponent, the tough 28-year-old brings a 10-8-2 (6) ledger to the party.

While it is Tinampay´s first title fight, Gadapan has previously fought for various regional belts on four occasions. So far he has come up short, so he will be full of motivation to finally win a championship.

It shapes up to be an action-packed fight between a young and hungry prospect taking on a rugged and experienced veteran, and both warriors are looking to make a statement to further their respective career.

The Tinampay vs. Gadapan WBF Asia Pacific Lightweight title fight is the main event of a show promoted by Sanman Promotions, and will be preceded by a full undercard of well-matched local encounters.