It's rare to be impressed in an all-debutant bout, but today we were impressed as former Filipino amateur standout Regie Suganob (1-0, 1)*made his debut, and showed glimpses of class. The former amateur fighter took on fellow professional novices Mark Torella (0-1) and really used the opportunity to show case his skills, speed and sharpness.
The bout, which was the second bout on the "Pinoy Pride 45: Quest for Greatness" PPV broadcast, was scheduled for 4 rounds but the composed Suganob fought like a man who was wanting to end things early.
In the first round Suganob mixed head and body shots brilliantly, threw razor sharp combinations and looked like a very class fighter. Torella tried fighting back, and did have limited moments of success. In round 2 however there was no success for Torella who was used as a human punch bag by Suganob before turning his back and being stopped.
Although Torella wasn't up to much Suganob looked like the type of prospect who could moved up quickly. He had the natural traits of a really promising fighter and his amateur background showed through here. He's not going to be fast tracked to a world title, but will likely be moved into national title fights sooner, rather than later, and then build from there. He really looks like one to watch.
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