DAVAO CITY -- Warlito Parrenas of the Philippines will challenge newly-crowned Orient and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) bantamweight champion Keita Kurihara of Japan on May 10 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

The 35-year-old Parrenas (26W-9L-1D, 23KO), also known as "Wars Cowboy", lost in his fight against Ryuichi Funai in Japan by an 8th round knockdown for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) Asia Pacific super flyweight title on June 2018.

On June 7, 2014, Parrenas won the vacant WBO Oriental super flyweight champion when he beat Junior Bajawa by retirement in the 6th round.

He twice defended the oriental title and later fought for the interim WBO World super flyweight title, but the fight ended in a split draw with David Carmona on July 4, 2015.

Parrenas then fought but lost for the WBO World super flyweight title to Naoya Inoue of Japan by a TKO in the second round on Dec. 29, 2015.

Kurihara, on the other hand, won the vacant OPBF bantamweight title by beating Yuki Strong Kobayashi in a unanimous decision on Dec. 24, 2018.

The 26-year-old Kurihara (13W-5L-0D, 11KO) also won by TKO over Kazuki Tanaka on Aug. 24, 2018.He also knockout Ryan Lumacad of Gensan in the 2nd round on Aug. 11, 2018. (PNA)