Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA 14/8/21
Tonight at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma, undefeated Abraham Nova returns to the ring after nearly a 14-month absence when he takes on Richard Pumicpic in a featherweight bout scheduled for eight-rounds.
At Friday’s weigh-in, Nova was 127.2 lbs. Pumicpic was 127.4
Nova is managed by Split-T Management.
Nova, 27 year-old of Albany, New York has a record of 19-0 with 14 knockouts.
The five-year professional is looking to return off his 10-round unanimous decision over Avery Sparrow (10-1) on June 25th, 2020.
Nova also has quality wins over Weusi Johnson (1-0), Martin Nicholas Matamala (9-2), Andres Zepata (7-1), Hassan Nourdine (9-2), Sulaiman Segawa (11-1), Brian Pelaez (9-2), Mario Lozano (18-2-1) and Luis Renaldo Castillo (20-3). With the wins over Castillo, Nova won the NABA Super Featherweight title.
Pumicpic of Manilla, Philippines has a record of 22-11-2 with seven knockouts.
The 31 year-old Pumicpic is a 13 year-professional who will be making his United States debut.
He has fought all over the globe, which includes stops in The Philippines, Thailand, Japan and Mexico.
Pumicpic is a former WBC Youth Silver Bantamweight champion, WBC International Super Bantamweight champion and WBO Asia Pacific Featherweight champion
He has wins over Viviencio Urcia (1-0), Diarh Gabutan (5-0-3), Nattaphong Panpaew (9-0-1), Junior Bajawa (14-1-1), Joe Noynay (10-0-1), Hisashi Amagasa (33-6-2) and Yoshimitsu Kimura (9-0). Pumipic is coming off a 6th round stoppage over Landy Cris Leon on May 1st in the Philippines.
The fight will be streamed on ESPN+ beginning at 6 PM ET.
Nova is promoted by Top Rank.
(Kristian von Sponneck)
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