Rising Indonesian hopeful Iwan Zoda (13-2, 12) suffered a notable upset defeat earlier today as Filipino Robert Onggocan (8-1, 4) scored a 7th round TKO victory, and claimed the IBF Youth Flyweight title.
Specific details from the bout are scarce, though it was Zoda's first defence of the title and he was favoured to retain his title with his team viewing him as the focus point for Indonesian boxing over comign years. Although talented, and with an impressive engine, some had noted some cockiness and show boating in previous bouts and it is possible that that was partly responsible for today's loss.
The Indonesian hopeful had stopped every man he had fought, avenging his previous loss along the way with a sensational 12th round win over Petchchorhae Kokietgym in 2015.
Going into the bout Onggocan was a real unknown, with his most notable previous bout being his December 2015 loss to Pedro Taduran. He had been twice earlier in his career, whilst fighting as a Minimumweight, but appears to have taken his opportunity today and scored a career boosting win by stopping Zoda.
Although specific details are scarce the win could, potentially, make Onggocan one to watch during 2017 and he will certainly have raised his stock with this win in hostile territory.
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