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Tapales hopes to make weight

Tapales hopes to make weight

The hardest part outside the fight itself is starting to wear down Filipino champion Marlon Tapales, who only had a paltry serving of vegetables and fruits – and just a sip of water – 24 hours before Saturday’s official weighin for his defense of the World Boxing Organization bantamweight crown.

Defending champion Marlon Tapales is back in the gym – in sparring mode – eager to whip himself into fine in time for the first defense of the World Boxing Organization bantamweight crown on Dec. 30 in Tokyo.

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Marlon Tapales, a protégé of Cebu kingmaker Wakee Salud, shoots for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight title on hostile ground on June 17.

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