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Dela Torre to fight for vacant OPBF and WBO Asia Pacific titles
By Lito delos Reyes
Tue, 08 Oct 2019
De La Torre.
DAVAO CITY -- Former world champion Harmonito 'Hammer' dela Torre of Gen. Santos City will fight undefeated Japanese Shuichiro Yochino for the vacant World Boxing Organization Asia Pacific and vacant Orient and Pacific Boxing Federation lightweight titles on Oct. 10 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
The 25-year old Dela Torre recently won by a unanimous decision over Richard Betos of Butuan last Dec. 22 in Cebu,
Dela Torre, however, earlier suffered his second loss to Yongqiang Yang of China by a knockout in the 2nd round last July 15 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Dela Torre now has 20 wins with 12 knockouts against two defeats while Yochino has 10 wins with eight knockouts.
The 28-year old Yochino recently retained the Japanese lightweight title by a TKO over Accel Sumiyoshi in the 7th round last April 11.
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