Born March 23rd 1992, orthodox fighter Marlon Tapales started his career in July 2008 at the age of 16 and has now been pro for 8 years, fighting a total of 33 times. He started his best winning streak on July 2008 however, this came to an end on October 2012. In this period he won a total of 13 fights.
Tapales didn't take long to get comfortable in the pro game, becoming the first person to stop Nestor Gamolo (a 0 fight pro) via TKO in the 1st round. Tapales continued his pro journey, which was mostly successful at this point, by fighting 16 fights following his debut. Fights against boxers such as Jerson Mancio, Randy Petalcorin and Armando Dela cruz followed including 5 times in 2008 and 5 times in 2010.
On September 20th, 2008 Tapales fought and beat Jherom Tuyor (1-0-0) to continue his unbeaten streak. Tapales was the 2nd person to go the distance with Tuyor. Tapales fought Jherom Tuyor in 2008, the result was via UD. Racking up wins against Freddie Martinez and Charlie Lamila, Tapales went on to fight and win these next 2 fights.
Ryan Tampus was up next for Tapales on January 15th, 2009. Tapales continued with his winning streak by beating Tampus. Continuing his career, Tapales fought Ryan Tampus in 2009 over 8 rounds. Tapales was the 2nd person to go the distance with Ryan Tampus. Tapales took on another 2 opponents next, racking up wins against Michael Rodriguez and Rodel Tejares.
Unfortunately, the first defeat of Tapales's career came against Brix Ray on May 30th, 2009 in Tapales's 9th professional fight. Tapales faced the first defeat of his career against Brix Ray in the 6th round of a 10 round fight via RTD. 11 wins followed where Tapales went on to be the first to stop Randy Petalcorin, First to beat Jerson Mancio and 5th person to go the distance with Martin Mubiru.
On November 17th, 2011, Tapales was in action again with a win via TKO against Rex Olisa taking his mostly successful record to 20-1-0. Tapales was the first person to stop Rex Olisa and he did it in the 3rd round via TKO. Tapales then went on to win a further 8 fights taking his record to 27 wins, 2 losses and 0 draw.
Shohei Omori was Tapales's next fight on December 16th, 2015 and also the next win in his career via TKO. This took his record to 28-2-0 showing a mainly successful career to date. Omori proved to be no match for Tapales, and Tapales became the first person to stop Omori via TKO during round 2.
Marlon Tapales added another win to his record by beating Shohei Omori on April 23rd, 2017, upping his record to 29 wins. Ending via TKO, Tapales became the 2nd fighter to stop Omori. The defeat came in the 11th round of a 12 round fight.