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Laurente heads Pinoy boxers in undercard of Antillon-Harris fight

May 1, 2009 5:39pm

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino Dennis Laurente sees action Friday (Saturday in Manila) in the undercard of the Urbano Antillon-Tyrone Harris lightweight fight at the Hardrock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Laurente takes on Marvin Cordova in a 10-round light-welterweight bout.

Cordova (20-0, 11 KOs) is the same man who served as Manny Pacquiao’s sparring partner when he fought Oscar De La Hoya last year.

Laurente (30-3, 16 KOs) tipped in at 141.5 pounds while Cordova weighed in at 142.

Two other Filipinos, Mark Melligen and Michael Farenas, are also set to fight in the boxing card promoted by Top Rank.

Melligen (13-1, 10 KOs) will be up against tough Ramon Montano in another light-welterweight bout while Farenas (24-2, 21 KOs) clashes with Walter Estrada in a featherweight meet. - GMANews.TV