INIHAYAG ng promoter ni dating WBA interim light flyweight champion Randy Petalcorin na si Aussie Peter Maniatis na magbabalik sa ibabaw ng ring ang boksingero sa Hunyo 9 sa Maynila.
Hindi na kasado kung sino ang makakalaban ng Pinoy na nabigong makuha ang world title sa kanyang huling pagtatangka.
“Randy (Petalcorin) will be back a better boxer. His IBF world title loss to Nicaraguan Felix Alvarado was a learning experience for Randy as he battled Alvarado, a man whom I rate as the #1 champion in the Light flyweight division,” ayon kay Aussie promoter Peter Maniatis.”However, to me, the fight of Petalcorin vs Alvarado was even, till it was stopped. That is why one Judge had Randy Petalcorin winning the fight, while the other two foreign judges from Great Britain and Mexico had Alvarado winning the battle,” diin ni Maniatis. “So to me, the fight was even, but then all the sudden it got stopped. Fans can watch the video on youtube and see who was winning the fight till stoppage came.”
Ayon sa Hall of Famer Australian promoter, natuto si Petalcorin sa masaklap na pagkatalo kay Alvarado ngunit naniniwala siyang makababalik ang 26-anyos na boksingero sa bigtime boxing lalo’t nakatala pa rin ito sa world rankings.
“In my mind, we should take the loss as a learning experience. Because from now on, Randy will be a better fighter, more experienced. That is why right now, he is in training for his June 9 return in his native Philippines. The opponent is still TBA,” aniya.
“Because after his June 9 stay-busy fight, we are looking for big battles for him later on in this year 2019. That is why Petalcorin needs to keep on training well at Sanman Boxing Gym in General Santos City.”
May kartadang 29-3-1, na may 22 pagwawagi sa knockouts si Petalcorin na nakalista pa ring No. 10 contender kay Alvarado at No. 13 kay WBA light flyweight champion Hiroto Kyoguchi ng Japan.