(Jack Tepora - Jeo Santisima)
Jack Tepora - Jeo Santisima fight looms after Jack Tepora posted some clue on his social media account (facebook) that they are in negotiation with ALA Promotion's Jeo Santisima.
"Jack "El Kapitan" Tepora vs Jeo "Santino" Santisima sana matuloy po". He also posted "OMEGA BOXING GYM vs ALA BOXING GYM, WHO'S NEXT VS PINOY PRIDE"
Obviously there is a negotiation happening between two of the biggest boxing promotions in Philippines. This match up is not a big deal in international boxing scene but this is a big and exciting match up for Filipino boxing community. Both boxers are on their prime and can give an excellent and exciting fight for the fans. It is a better match up compared to matching them with foreign boxers but can't last a round against them.
24 year-old Jack Tepora (20-0,15 knockouts) of Omega Boxing gym is the reigning WBO Oriental Superbantam weight champion. He won the title with first round KO of Indonesian Yon Armed. Tepora is originally slated to defend his title against Mexico's Emmanuel Dominguez (21-5-2,13) last July 7 in Tagbilaran Bohol but the whole fight card was cancelled due to Christian Araneta's severe injury that he suffered from training. Omega Pro Sports International (OPSI) was forced to cancel the fight card (WHO'S NEXT? 5) because they promised their sponsors two regional bouts as Araneta is scheduled to defend his WBO Oriental 105 lbs. title against Jesse Espinas in a rematch.
Meanwhile 21 year-old Jeo Santisma (14-2,12) is fresh from his first round knockout win over former unbeaten Tanzanian Goodluck Mrema (16-1) last Saturday (July 8) in Cebu City. Before the fight with Mrema he told the Philboxing.com that he wants to fight OPBF champion Hidenori Otake (28-2-2,12) during the presscon of Pinoy Pride 41. “I want to fight the Japanese OPBF champion,” said Satisima obviously he wants the OPBF title to gain world rank but a big win over Tepora will boost his career and he can gain higher world ratings but it is not an easy fight. He might be the B-side if the fight with Tepora takes place.