There will be no world-class boxing fight in Baguio this month.
This after the camp of former light flyweight champion Rodel Mayol opted for the Cebu fighter to fight for the IBF World super flyweight in Mexico on Sept. 22.
Mayol was supposed to be the main event against Mexican fighter Jose Alfredo Tirado at the Baguio Convention Center also on Sept. 22 but the schedule changed.
He will instead fight Juan Carlos Sanchez Jr. of Mexico for the IBF title.
According to reports, Baguio-based boxing promoter and Shape-up Boxing Gym owner Anson Tui Co has confirmed that the Mayol-Tirado fight will not push through.
The Sept. 22 co-main event and undercard fights were also cancelled. Mayol and the Tirado camp were supposed to arrive in Baguio for their high-altitude training a week before the fight.
Mayol holds a professional record of 31 wins with 22 coming by knockouts, five losses, and two draws. Tirado sports a professional record of 27 wins, 11 losses, and 19 knockouts.
Earlier, flyweight prospect Froilan Saludar was also being eyed to fight against an unnamed Mexican fighter.
Super bantamweight Dodie Boy Peñalosa Jr. and Ernie Sanchez were also floated to be seeing action in an event, which was supposed to be one of the highlights of the 103rd Charter Day celebration.