Two-time world title-challenger Jether “The General” Oliva from the Philippines will vie for his second World Boxing Federation (WBF) title on Sunday October 5, as he attempts to add the vacant WBF Asia Pacific Flyweight crown to a CV that already includes the WBF International Light Flyweight trinket.
27-year-old Oliva, from General Santos City, will move up in weight to face former Indonesian national champion Jemmy “Boom Boom” Gobel (32) in Glan, Philippines, but has no intentions of giving up his Light Flyweight title, win or lose.
Turning professional in 2007, Oliva holds a fine 21-2-2 (10) record, having only lost in world championship bouts to Ulises Solis in Mexico in 2011, and to Moruti Mthalane in South Africa earlier this year. Both losses came on points, and the Mthalane defeat by split decision.
Only a few months ago, on May 24, he beat fellow countryman Wilber Andogan on points to win the WBF International title, and now he will stay busy by testing the waters at Flyweight and try to add to his already impressive resume with a win over Gobel.
Jemmy Gobel has been fighting for pay since 2002, and mixed with world class opposition in fights for all sorts of championships. In 2009 he won the Indonesian Super Flyweight title, and his win-loss statistics currently stands at a less than stellar, albeit deceiving, 18-24-5 (13).
The Jether Oliva vs. Jemmy Gobel WBF Asia Pacific Flyweight title fight will be promoted by Sanman Promotions, one of the Philippines premier boxing promotional entities.
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