The bout, under Manny Pacquiao's MP Promotions, is for the vacant IBF minimumweight
belt and has historical implication.
One was a WBA minimumweight
title fight between defending champion Thammnoon Niyomtrong (also known as Knockout CP Freshmart) and Filipino challenger Ar-Ar Andales last Aug.
Fighting without his lead trainer and manager in the corner and given a travel itinerary that took him more than 30 hours to reach Puerto Rico, Vic Saludar surrendered his World Boxing Organization (WBO) minimumweight
crown Saturday night (Sunday in Manila) on points to mandatory challenger Wilfredo Mendez in San Juan.
Undefeated Samuel "Silent Assassin" Salva of Iligan City will fight against dangerous Pedro "Rattle Snake" Taduran of Valenzuela City for the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) World minimumweight
title on September 7 in Taguig City.
Farrag boxed against Elvis Guillen at Marbella's Plaza de Toros de Puerto Banus in Andalucia, as part of the supporting cast to Yokasta Valle's dethroning of IBF minimumweight
female world champion Joana Pastrana, outpointing the veteran over six rounds.
: Mark Anthony Barriga vs Carlos Licona
Thai boxer Wanheng Menayothin clinched his 50th straight victory on Wednesday, stopping a Panamanian challenger to hold onto his WBC minimumweight
belt and tie the undefeated record of boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr.
is the 'Survival Instinct,' a solid boxing card featuring the top fighters from Coach Joven Jimenez's Survival Camp headlined by 2012 Rio Olympian Mark Anthony Barriga against Mexico's Gabriel Mendoza in an International Boxing Federation minimumweight
world title eliminator.
Barnes could make history if he wins a world title in his next three fights, eclipsing Scottish boxer Paul Weir won the WBO world minimumweight
title in his sixth pro bout.
He is also a former WBO Minimumweight
He first became a world champion on September 30, 2007 when he beat then undefeated Pornsawarn Kratingdaenggym of Thailand via unanimous decision for the vacant WBO Minimumweight
World Title at Waterfront-Cebu City Hotel, Cebu City, Philippines.
In fact the emirate has already hosted a world title fight when Xiong Zhao Zhong of China successfully defended his minimumweight
WBC world title against Denver Cuello at the Dubai World Trade Centre in 2013.