Former WBC flyweight champion Sonny Boy Jaro (38-13-5, 27 KOs) will return to action next month.

The 32-year-old wants to take on fellow veteran Albert Alcoy (14-21-7, 4 KOs) in scheduled 8-round clash at the Angono Sports Complex in Angono, Rizal, Philippines.

The show is initially set on February 15 but promoter Aljoe Jaro is thinking to move it on Valentine’s Day.



Sonny Boy reeled on disappointment after his two scheduled fight against WBC super flyweight champion Carlos “Principe” Cuadras in the United States did not materialize.

Promoter replaced him by less dangerous Mexican challenger Jose “Sugar” Salgado in September in Sinaloa, Mexico and by the less prepared Filipino contender Marvin Mabait in November in Washington, D.C.

With activity in November against hardnosed Danilo Pena, Jaro keeps his good position to challenge Cuadras this year.

Aljoe did his part in the advancement of Jaro’s position to No. 5 in WBC rankings. His request to move up the stataus of the native of SilayCity to where he is right now was granted by WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman with full support of WBC Board of Governors at the WBC Convention in December at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada

Jaro displaced the Japan-based Filipino and also a former WBC flyweight champion Malcolm Tunacao.

Sulaiman put Tunacao to No. 11 as he reasoned the boxer from Mandaue City had given a chance for a world title fight not too long ago.

Nobody represented Tunacao to defend his ranking. Even WBC Vice President and Chairman Juan Ramon Guanzon of the Games and Amusement Board (GAB) favored Jaro’s climbed and no objection of Tunacao’s fall.

Alcoy never even in Philippine rankings due to his failure to win in his last nine fights. He got only two victories in 21 appearances since July 2010.

2 WBC Asia Championships

Two Japanese against Indo and Filipino opponents headline the card.

Rio Hidaka (10-2, 8 KOs) takes on Indonesian David Koswara (11-12-2, 4 KOs) for the vacant heavyweight title while Takamori Akita (9-4-1, 7 KOs) battles Pinoy boxer Desson Cag-ong (14-12, 8 KOs) for the light welterweight title.

Cag-ong substitutes Dondon Lapuz (19-46-7, 7 KOs).

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