Undefeated Angelo “El Chinito” Leo looks to continue his rise towards being a title contender and Pilipino native Marjohn “The Journey Man” Yap looks to pull off another upset, in the main event of Mayweather Promotions Triple Header at Sam’s Town June 28th.
Leo is a 25-year-old, who’s 17-0 as a professional after a 65-10 amateur run, that included being a 3x Silver Glove Regional Champ, 5-time state Silver Glove Champ, and former Jr. Golden Glove champ. Along side his father & head coach Miguel Leo, the two left New Mexico & in 2017 signed with Mayweather Promotions.
Yap is 5-years older than Leo and comes in with more then twice the pro experience. Now residing in Osaka, Japan, Yap has 35% of his wins by knockout. In his most recent outing, “The Journey Man” score a TKO of previously unbeaten Ulysses Lagos.
Here is what the fighters had to share ahead of their match-up:
On what they know about their opponent:
Leo: “He’s pretty experienced, but that will only take you so far. He’s a veteran, so I will have to use my intelligence and take my time. I think my youth and sharpness will give me a slight edge over him.”
Yap: “I don’t know much about him, but I am going to get in there and do what I have to do. Show my skills and get the win.”
On training camp:
Leo: “Since my last fight, I’ve been focused on sitting down on my punches, getting maximum leverage and pacing myself and throwing more to the body and keeping my wind up. My team has helped to prepare me for a variety of things he can come at me with. As long as I remain patient and listen to my corner, I think the victory will be a clear path.”
Yap: “Training camp has been great! I’m excited to make my U.S debut and really show how well rounded of a fighter I am. I’ve got far more experience and I’m just focused on maximizing on this opportunity.”
On what the fans can expect:
Leo: “Expect fireworks! I think I’ve done a great job giving my fans (and new fans) a great show and that’s all I can do.”
Yap: “I’m coming to win at any cost!’”
Fans can livestream the undercard action on Mayweather Promotions Facebook page. Tickets for the Mayweather Promotions’ Sin City Showdown start at $15 and can be purchased at: www.mayweatherpromotions.com/events.
- Super Bantamweight: Angelo Leo (17-0) vs. Marjohn Yap (30-13)
- Super Lightweight: Cameron Krael (16-13-3) vs. Keith Hunter (10-0)
- Super Featherweight: Andres Cortes (11-0) vs. Sergio Lopez (22-14-1)
- Middleweight: Kevin Newman II (9-1-1) vs. Ramon Aguinaga (13-2)
- Super Lightweight: Maurice Lee (10-1-2) vs. Jonathan Steele (9-3-1)
- Welterweight: Sanjarbek Rakhmanov (11-2-1) vs. TBA
- *Fight Card according to Boxrec