WBO mini-flyweight champion Merlito “Tiger” Sabillo (23-0-1, 12 KOs) is in Monterrey, Mexico, where he’ll defend against local favorite Francisco “Titanium” Rodriguez (13-2, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Arena Monterrey. The world title bout is the co-feature for the welterweight clash between Jorge “Maromerito” Paez and former world champion Vivian Harris.
“I know little of the Mexican,” said Filipino star Sabillo. “Just that he’s very young. He must have talent to be looking for a world title, but I’m ready. I’m fully confident that I will continue as champion. We had a great camp and even in the backyard of my challenger I’ll defeat him…fights between Mexicans and Filipinos are guarantees of a great fights and Saturday against Rodriguez will be no exception. I’m coming to give everything in the ring.”