De­spite long break, Cataraja ready to show off in home­town


KEVIN Jake “Kj” Cataraja is ea­ger to en­ter­tain his home­town folks in Tabue­lan town, north­west­ern Cebu, when he fights Frengky Rohi of In­done­sia in the main event of the IDOL 3 Box­ing Se­ries of ALA Pro­mo­tions In­ter­na­tional at the Tabue­lan Astrodome on Satur­day even­ing.

The 23-year-old un- beaten prospect of ALA Box­ing Gym is aim­ing to stage an im­pres­sive win to boost his chances to fight in the un­der­card of the al­lFilipino world ti­tle show­down be­tween three-division world cham­pion Don­nie “Ahas” Ni­etes and As­ton “Mighty” Pal­icte in Au­gust.

Cataraja, who is a crim­i­nol­ogy grad­u­ate at the Univer­sity of the Visayas (UV), has not stepped in­side the ring since last Septem­ber 16, 2017, where he fought and won against Wil­jan Ug­ban­iel of Gen­eral San­tos City at the Wa­ter­front Cebu City Ho­tel and Casino.

“I had a ten-month lay­off, but I still trained and I even served as a spar­ring part­ner with Don­nie (Ni- etes) and Jonas (Sul­tan), so I’m con­fi­dent that I will per­form my best dur­ing the fight,” said Cataraja in a presser yes­ter­day at the Saint Mark Ho­tel.

“I am ex­cited also to fight in front of my home­town folks, es­pe­cially my fam­ily, who will be watch­ing me fight for the first time.”


Tabue­lan Mayor Rex Gerona (third from left) leads a press con­fer­ence for the IDOL 3 Box­ing Se­ries at St. Mark Ho­tel.

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