Sabillo Trains for Heno in Hometown Bout

Toboso-hailed and reigning Asian Boxing Federation lightweight champion Merlito ‘Tiger’ Sabillo (27, 13KOs-4-1) is on tough training ahead of the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) light flyweight title fight on February 17 against defending champion Edward Heno (11, 5KOs-0-5).

Sabillo said that he won’t take Heno lightly. “I take my training seriously. I won’t rely on the hometown advantage because my opponent [Heno] is undefeated. But, I will do my very best to deliver a good fight,” said the former WBO world minimumweight champion.

This is the first OPBF fight of Sabillo after his unanimous decision loss in Japan against Ryuya Yamanaka 2 years ago.

This event is presented by Highland International Boxing Promotions and supported by the Singwancha Foundation and sanctioned by the Games and Amusement Board.*