In Parananaque City earlier today Filipino fight fans saw a WBC Asia Boxing Council Flyweight title bout, as Ricardo Sueno (9-2-4, 3) and Diomel Diocos (13-3-3, 4) battled for the vacant title in an all Filipino bout.
On paper this looked a pretty competitive match up but in the ring it turned out to be a rather one sided showcase for the very talented, though light hitting, Ricardo Sueno.
Sueno wasn't always on the offensive, but showed great composure to take advantage of Diocos' flaws when Diocos came forward, often timing counters brilliantly. There was a gulf in skill between the two men was a Sueno took smart half steps backwards, controlled the tempo off the back foot and landed almost all the clean, hurtful shots.
The one thing Sueno wasn't able to do was really hurt his man. Diocos , who was stopped in 4 rounds by Daigo Higa back in 2017, never showed any quit and was often the man pressing the action but that was ineffective pressure through out.
When we got to the final bell the winner was never in doubt, and the scorecards were read out as 119-109, 116-112 and 118-110, to give Sueno the unanimous decision, and the WBA's regional title.
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