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Top Prime’s boxer Nardo
ready for Australian battle

After guiding Merlito Sabillo and Arthur Villanueva towards a successful boxing career, Top Prime Stable is now ready to introduce Jerry “Dangerous” Nardo to the international arena via an August 8 world title fight at the RSL Club in Southport, Queensland. Australia.

The 21-year-old Nardo of Escalante City will be facing Australian Corey McConnell for the vacant World Boxing Union super featherweight belt, the main event for “Young Stars” boxing spectacle promoted by Jamie Myer Productions and matchmaker Matt Clark.

Top Prime’s chief Henry Guanzon said it will be Nardo’s chance to display the power and boxing skills that earned him the moniker “Dangerous” in local boxing scene.

“He will bring with him to Australia the determination and courage Negrense fighters are known for. Aside from being very brave inside the ring, Nardo is also very hard-working,” Guanzon said.

In preparation for his his Australian battle, Guanzon said Nardo sparred with International Boxing Organization two-division champion Daud Yordan and World Boxing Association featherweight champion Chris John, both Indonesian nationals.

Carrying a record of 17-2-0 win-loss-draw record with 8 knockouts, Nardo is another home grown talent from Top Prime, where World Boxing Organization minimumweight reigning titlist Merlito Sabillo and Asia-Pacific super flyweight newly-crowned champion Arthur Villanueva honed their skills.

Guanzon said he told Nardo to learn from the success stories of Sabillo and Villanueva who had worked hard to achieve their present status.

“I keep on telling him (Nardo) that he should do something he has never done before to earn the world title. If Sabillo and Villanueva were able to do it, I am sure that Jerry can do it too,” Guanzon said.

The first offer from the promoter, Guanzon said, is for Nardo to fight for the IBO Asia Pacific title in the 126 lbs. category or the featherweight. Two weeks later, they received an offer to fight for the vacant WBU super featherweight title.

Guanzon said they never hesitated in accepting the challenge to fight in the super featherweight category as Nardo can easily move up in weight from 126 lbs. to 130 lbs.

He said both fighters will be delivering an exciting boxing duel for the Australian audience.

Meanwhile, the Top Prime head appealed to the Negrenses to pray and support for Nardo, the same way they did for Nietes, Sabillo and Villanueva.

Fighting in the enemy’s territory, he said, is not easy and Nardo needs all the support and prayers from his townmates.*NAB

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