Garen Diagan, Huu Toan Le Make Weight in WBA Asia Triple Header in Vietnam
By Carlos Costa
Fri, 24 Mar 2023
HO CHI MINH, Vietnam -- Pinoy southpaw challenger Garen "Hellboy" Diagan of Alabel, Sarangani Province, and world-ranked Huu Toan Le of Vietnam made identical weight of 104 pounds ahead of their 12-round WAR for the WBA Minimumweight Title Saturday, March 25, at the cozy Saigon Sports Club in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
Diagan is guided by coaches Rod Michelle Sarguilla and Rex Peñalosa of Cotabato. The referee will be WBA veteran third man Chalerm Prayadsab of Thailand. One of the ringside judges is renown WBA international official Silvestre Abainza of the Philippines.
Garen Diagan of the Philippines and Huu Toan Le of Vietnam pose with boxing officials during Friday's weighin in Ho Chi Mihn.
In another rumble, hard-hitting Vietnamese titlist Dinh-Hoang Truong (4-0, 3 KO's) will lock horns against tough Korean challenger Dae-Hyun Baek (4-1, 3 KO's) for WBA Asia Super Middleweight Crown.
Dinh-Hoang Truong of Vietnam and Dae-Hyun Baek pose during Friday's weighin.
The tattoed Vietnamese warrior Dinh-Hoang Truong came in at 167.5 lbs, while the Korean stepped-in at 167 pounds. Filipino Silvestre Abainza will be the referee.
Also, Thai warrior Campee Phayon (22-5, 14 KO's) scaled-in at 139.5 lbs., while undefeated Vietnamese Ngoc-Hai Nguyen (4-0-3, 3 KO's) made 139 for their vacant WBA Asia South Super Lightweight Clash.
Campee Phayon of Thailand and Ngoc-Hai Nguyen of Vietnam pose during Friday's weighin.
Furtheremore, 18-year-old Pinoy Arvin Jhon Paciones (3-0, 2 KO's) recorded 109 pounds, while the more-experienced Sarawut Jiamthong (7-3, 7 KO's) of Thailand made 108 lbs for their non-title light flyweight fight. Arvin is guided by his dad/coach Dodong Paciones.
Eight more bouts complete the entertaining evening of boxing.
The televised card is a promotion of Jenny Do of Shadow Entertainment.
The show will air live online on FPT Play as well as on the event's official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/LEADofficial.vn
The first fight starts at 5.30 pm (Vietnam Time UTC + 7). May the Best Men Win!
Photos by Carlos Costa for Philboxing.com.
The author, veteran boxing writer Carlos Costa of Panama, will report from ringside in Vietnam. Carlos can be reached at email@example.com and whatsapp +639184538152.
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