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Noynay to defend WBO title in his hometown of Bogo

FOR HONOR AND PRIDE FIGHT POSTER

Joe "Jaw Breaker" Noynay (13-2-1,4KOs) will defend his WBO Youth Super featherweight title against Mexican visitor Hector Garcia (12-6-2,7) of Baja California, Mexico in his hometown of Bogo, Cebu on April 7.

The bout will be the main event of the "For Honor and Pride" card promoted by Gabriel S. Elorde (Elorde International Productions) Noynay's promoter. 

22 year old Noynay who is also the WBC Asian Boxing Council (ABCO) Super featherweight champion has won three of his past five fights, last time out he scored an upset win over formerly undefeated hometown favorite Pan Jing Xiang (8-1,4) at Zhongshan Sports Arena in Zhongshan, China where Noynay scored two knockdowns before accidental head clash happened in 6th round. The cut got deeper in the 8th round that forced the ringside physician to stop the fight and go to the scorecards.

The three judges had Noynay winning (Michelle Ng (Macau) – 76-74, Surat Soikrachang (Thailand) – 76-74 and Martino Redona (USA) – 78-72). Joe Noynay's two defeats were both close fights including eight round Technical decision loss to fellow Filipino Richard Pumicpic on May 2016 with all three judges scored the bout in favor of Pumicpic with a close 76-75 (X3)scorecards and very competitive unanimous decision set back to Japanese Reiya Abe where Noynay impressed in a very solid performance despite the loss, scorecards for the bout were all in favour of Abe, with scores of 77-76, 77-75 and 78-75 the bout was held at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo on February 2017. 

Meanwhile, 23-year old Garcia of Baja California has a record of 12 wins 7 via stoppages, 6 defeats and 2 draws. His most notable fight was an 8th round unanimous decision loss to two times world title challenger Juan Carlos Burgos now with (33-2-2,21) pro record. 

In co-main event, Noynay's stablemate WBC ABCO Continental Flyweight champion Cris Alfante (13-6-1,5) will face Renoel Pael (21-8-1,11) in 10 round non-title super flyweight contest.


For Honor and Pride Full Fight Card:

Featherweight,8 Round 
Cris Paulino (16-3,6) vs Jason Tinampay (8-8-1,7)

Bantamweight, 6 Rounds
Alvin Medura (6-2,6) vs  Lobert Bayo (7-6)

Flyweight Contest, 6 Rounds
Ronel Sumalpong (4-0,4) vs Justin Darap (2-0,2)

Super Flyweight, 6 Rounds
Ricardo Sueno (6-2-3,2) vs Roga Libres (3-12)

Featherweight, 4 Rounds (Female Bout)
Machieka Pareno (1-0) vs Jean De Paz (0-1)



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