Indonesian boxing news site Ronde Aktual have reported that unbeaten local hopeful Rivo Kundimang (9-0-1, 5) extended his unbeaten run over the weekend with a stoppage win against Filipino Ryan Sermona (21-10-1, 14).
The bout saw a head clash of heads in round 2, which left Sermona cut. The doctor inspected the cut, cleaned up the blood and let the bout continue, rather than have the bout left with a technical draw.
The doctor's decision may have been questionable, though did see the bout enter the third round. It was here that the local found his range and began working away on the inside, forcing the referee to save the Filipino, who was in no mans land before the referee jumped in.
The win sees Kundimang claim the IBF Pan Pacific title at 140lbs, and take a huge step towards securing an IBF world ranking. Sadly for Sermona he has now lost 2 of his last 3.
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Earlier today Indonesian website rondeaktual.com revealed that unbeaten Indonesian prospect Rivo Kundimang (8-0-1, 4) would be back in the ring on April 6th in his next bout.
Sadly whilst the date of his next bout was revealed, as was the fact he will be fighting for an IBF Intercontinental title, there was little else that seemed to be set in stone.
For example the bout could be either 10 or 12 rounds, and will be against a Filipino, who has yet to be publicly named. Despite the fact the bout is less than 2 weeks away.
For those who haven't seen Kundimang before the 22 year old southpaw, who fights at 130lbs, has won his last 8 after a draw on debut against the much more experienced Geisler AP. He has a pretty fun style and is a good looking kid with a lot of potential. That potential will however need to be nurtured, and that is typically where Indonesian fighters are sadly falling short. Fingers crossed his opponent in April will be named shortly, and he will be tested sooner, rather than later.
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Earlier today it was confirmed that unbeaten Indonesian hopeful Rivo Kundimang (8-0-1, 4) would be returning to the ring in Jakarta in March on a Daniel Martin show, to face an "international" opponent.
Specifics in regards to the date and and Kundimang's opponent have yet to be confirmed but the unbeaten 22 year old is regarded as one of the biggest hopes in Indonesian boxing, and and he had a really impressive 2018, socring 7 wins. It's unlikely he'll be that active this year, though he did actually fight for the first time in 2018 in March. During last year h won the IBPC and WBC Asian Boxing Council Youth Light Welterweight titles, in what was a huge year for the youngster.
We have have also been informed that Kundimang has began sparring with 4 domestic fighters to help prepare for his upcoming bout, and that it will be a "bigger bout" than his previous ones, the biggest of which have been bouts against the likes of Musa Andy Letding and Girapan Boonpeng.
Hopefully the March card will be announced shortly, as we're expecting to see several interesting names added to the show.
According to the great people at Rondeaktual and Indonesian promoter Martin Daniel there will be 3 Indonesian prospects stepping up in class on January 25th to take on International opponents.
The fighters in question are Rivo Kundimang (8-0-1, 4), Patrick Liukhoto (9-0-1, 7) and Andika Sabu (15-0, 8), aka Andika D'Golden Boy.
At the moment none of the fighters have had opponents named but all are being put in with international opponents, likely to be Filipino or Thai foes, as they continue to progress their career and develop from top domestic prospects to international hopefuls.
Whilst opponents haven't been named it has been revealed that Kundimang will be fighting for a minor WBC title at Light Welterweight, Liukhoto will be fighting for a regional WBO title at Bantamweight and Sabu will be fighting for a WBA regional title at Flyweight.
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Yesterday in Indonesia fans had the chance to see touted prospect Rivo Kundimang (8-0-1, 4) score his latest win, taking out Thai visitor Girapan Boonpeng (4-1, 4) in the opening round of a bout scheduled for 12.
The Indonesian hurt his opponent with a left hand inside the opening minute. The Thai failed to recover as Kundimang pursued him around the ring and finally dropped him as he tagged him up and down. The visitor got to his feet but was still hurt as Kundimang went on to finish him man, cornering him and unloading until the referee waved the bout off, with at an official time of 2 minutes 33 seconds.
With the win Kundimang claimed the WBC Asia Youth Light Welterweight title and took a huge step towards getting bigger and better bouts. For Boonpeng it makes us wonder just how bad his competition has been so far.
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