Filipino boxer Jeson Umbal, native of Mambajao Camiguin scored a split decision win over Tanzanian Fadhili Majiha (20-7-4) on March 25 at OCBC Arena in Singapore. Scores were 93-97 ,94-96 for Umbal and 97-96 for Majiha.
22 year-old Umbal scored his sixth fight winning streak outside the Philippines and those fights were against good opponents. His last six fights happened in Uzbekistan, Malaysia and Singapore. He also captured the WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental super bantamweight title when he defeated fellow Filipino Mark Anthony Geraldo (33-6-3) on their rematch on July 2016 in Singapore. Umbal's last six wins were decision wins over WBA Pan African champ Fadhili Majiha (SD), Gadwin Tubigon (UD), once beaten Mexican Luis Orozco (UD) and stoppage wins over (TKO5) Mark Anthony Geraldo who is now the reigning WBO Oriental Bantamweight champ and Georgia's Mishiko Shubitidze (TKO6).
Jeson Umbal is fighting under the banner of Alexander Shah's Cartel International Promotions a Singapore based boxing promotion.