World Boxing Federation (WBF) Asia Pacific Bantamweight Champion Kenny “Big Heart” Demecillo is looking to add to his belt-collection on Friday December 2, when he fights for the vacant WBF Intercontinental title at the Mandaue City Sports & Cultural Complex in Cebu, City, Philippines.
24-year-old Demecillo, who has compiled an 11-3-2 (7) record since turning professional in 2012, won Asia Pacific honors in September of 2015, and has since retained the title twice. Now its time to take another step towards world championship level, as he takes on fellow countryman Jestoni Autida (25).
Autida, 9-5 (4), lost his professional debut in September 2013, but has since more than proven his worth on several occasions. Victories over undefeated Jeffrey Francisco (10-0-1) and highly rated Nattaphong Panpaew (29-3-1) in Thailand, are testaments to what he is capable of.
In his only previous championship opportunity, for a minor WBC belt, he lost a hotly-contested and close decision to unbeaten Thai contender Tassana Sanpattan (29-0) in Bangkok, so he is chomping at the bit to be successful in his second shot.
A big fight for both challengers, the Kenny Demecillo vs. Jestoni Autida WBF Intercontinental Bantamweight title fight is part of a show promoted by Omega Promotions, televised by GMA News & Sports 11.