All the way from Windhoeck in Namibia, WBO’s mini flyweight #1 ranked; Jafet ‘The Lion’ Uutoni landed in Puerto Rico, sweating confidence in his skills and experience, not paying attention to the 15 straight Ko’s of unbeaten rising Puerto Rican star Angel ‘Tito’ Acosta, whom he faces next.
“Boxing is boxing all over the world, I’m ready to make a big fight and get the win,” said Uutoni during his media workout in Caguas. “I had a long career as an amateur and as a
“I had a long career as an amateur and as a professional. I have 12 fights, but I am more than prepared to be world champion and Acosta is on my way. On Saturday the road will be clear for my big opportunity against the champion Kosei Tanaka,” said a very confident Uutoni.
Meanwhile, his promoter Nestor Tobias of Sunshine Promotions was more aggressive and said that his fighter is ready to win by knockout and in front of his people. “I think Uutoni is a great fighter and maybe Acosta team have underestimated his power by his record but on Saturday everyone will see that he will win by knockout in Puerto Rico,” Tobias said.
The winner of the Acosta vs. Uutoni bout will become the mandatory challenger during the next 90 days to face the WBO Mini flyweight champion Kosei Tanaka who will attend the event in Miguel Cotto’s town on Saturday night all the way from Japan.