“Combat in Sogod” takes place on January 25, 2015 in Sogod, Southern Layete, Philippines, headlined by two explosive flyweights as Mark Joseph “MJ” Abrillo battles Ilo-Ilo’s own Julius Gonzaga Sogod.
The said event is organized by Yaw Yan Ardigma in Southern Leyte, which is not known when it comes to producing boxing champions or sports icons in the Philippines, but Eric Albotra, founder of Yaw Yan Alakdan in Leyte, aims to change that as he aims to promote the sport there.
In the main event of the night, one of URCC’s up and coming prospects MJ Abrillo will face a fellow rising fighter in Gonzaga.
Abrillo is a striker who has speed and power behind his punches and kicks. He also has a decent ground game and good wrestling skills. He is coming off a second round TKO win over John Vergara last July of 2014 during URCC’s relaunch event at the Resorts World Manila.
Meanwhile, Gonzaga trains out of ER-Spawn MMA in Ilo-Ilo City. Gonzaga has good boxing skills and loves to engage in a wild brawl inside the ring. It would be interesting to see this fight as both him and Abrillo come from a striking background.