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Title fights highlight OPBF affair

Five title fights will highlight the 55th Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation Annual Convention at Princesa Garden Island Resort in Palawan.

Jelbirt Gomera of Gen. Santos City battles unbeaten Venezuelan Omrri Boliver for the interim featherweight crown in the 10-round main event at Puerto Princesa City Coliseum on Friday.

In the chief support also set for 10 rounds, Jeronil Borres (7-3-1, 5 KOs) tackles Robert Onggocan (9-2, 5 KOs) for the Asian Boxing Federation flyweight championship.

Carlo Peñalosa tangles with Salatiel Amit (10-3-2) for the WBC Asian Boxing Council silver flyweight title.

Japanese Yuko Henzan disputes the OPBF female bantamweight title against Thai Phannaluk Kongsang while Erika Hanawa, also of Japan, fights Thai Sornsawan Khunmarn for the interim OPBF minimum weight title.

The convention is being hosted by Games and Amusements Board Chair Abraham Mitra, the OPBF president. Delegates from 17 countries are taking part in the event which started Thursday and ends Sunday. —ROY LUARCA

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