Randy Wants to get High Again

Following a successful training stint in Australia which culminated with a third round knock victory in Melbourne back in November 2013, Filipino junior flyweight contender Randy Petalcorin will travel to Australia on February 16 to begin training at altitude for his March 28 fight against former title challenger Lookrak Kiatmungmee at Town Hall in Malvern, Australia.

Petalcorin (20-1-1, 15 knockouts) of General Santos City is rated no. 2 by the WBA, while Lookrak Kiatmungmee (7-5, 4 KOs) lost a challenge to then-WBC minimumweight titleholder Xiong Zhao Zhong in November. Kiatmungmee has lost five of his last six bouts.

Randy boxes out of a southpaw stance and currently holds the regional Pan Asian Boxing Association (PABA). Petalcorin is coming off his best performance to date, a third-round knockout of Thai fighter Samransak Singmanasak last November, “My preparation in Melbourne before the last fight was perfect. I included altitude training for the first time and I couldn’t believe the difference it made to my overall fitness. This is the main reason I’m returning to Melbourne – Altitude Services Pty. Ltd. have given me an competitive edge I want to maintain” commented Petalcorin recently.

Australian promoter and co-manager Peter Maniatis has already reached out to the handlers of the WBA interim titleholder Alberto Rossel (31-8, 13 KOs) for a fight, which would set the winner up to face the WBA’s champion Kazuto Ioka of Japan.

Watch this space for more news on Randy and his preparation for his March 28th fight.