Overweight Jhack Tepora replaced, stripped of interim featherweight title

first_imgThe 25-year-old Tepora has also been replaced in the card by Alberto Guevara for being overweight.The fight against Ruiz was supposed to be Tepora’s US debut and a golden opportunity for the up-and-coming Cebuano to continue his rise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTepora, who is under MP Promotions, is undefeated at 22-0 with 17 knockouts. He has knocked out his last six opponents, including a ninth-round stoppage of Mexico’s Edivaldo Ortega last July to win the interim title.With Tepora out, there are only three Filipinos fighting in the undercard in Rey Perez, Jayar Inson and Genisis Labranza. Big fish hooked Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Perez, who is from Sta. Rosa, Laguna, takes on fast-rising lightweight and Pacquiao’s sparring partner George Kamboso Jr. while welterweight Inson and flyweight Labranza face Jonathan Steele and Carlos Buitrago, respectively.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Jhack Tepora during weigh in. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOFilipino Jhack Tepora has been stripped of his interim WBA featherweight belt after failing to make weight ahead of his bout against Hugo Ruiz in the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Adrien Broner headliner on Sunday (Manila time) at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.Tepora hit the scale 5.5 pounds over the 126-pound limit and was given two hours to shed off the excess weight.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img

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