Earlier today in the Philippines, Pinoy fans saw the really promising Jack Tepora (17-0, 12) extend his perfect record, and pick up the WBO Asia Pacific Youth Super Bantamweight title.
The touted Filipino scored a 5th round KO win Jason Tinampay (7-3, 6) on an Omega Boxing Promotions card in Cebu City.
The early stages saw the two men trying to measure each other, with Tepora taking the centre of the ring and Tinampay fighting from the outside. Unfortunately for Tinampay his game plan wasn't a winning one with Tepora cutting the ring off with ease. By the second round Tepora was breaking the body of Tinampay and the power shots were clearly taking their effect on the over-matched foe. Despite looking in control Tepora was reminded that he was in a fight part way through round 3 when Tinampay landed a solid right hand that caught his attention. That however seemed to just make Tepora angry and in the following round Tepora, adpating to the desperate shots of Tinampay, started to time his spiteful counters.
With Tinampay becoming more desperate he began to leave defensive holds and one of those openings was Tinampay being punished with Tepora unloading a vicious combination in round 5 that forced the finish.
In the co-feature of the show fans got a Flyweight treat as former world title challenger Vergilio Silvano (21-6-1, 12) engaged in a 10 round war with Fernando Ocon (13-11-1, 5). The bout was a war of attrition and was competitive through out, with Silvano just doing enough to claim the win, with scores of 96-94, twice, and 97-93.
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