Yesterday fight fans in Cebu saw the heavy handed Jason Canoy (26-6-2, 19) claim the PBF Bantamweight title with a 5th round TKO win against the hugely experienced Jetly Purisima (21-20-4, 6). The heavy handed Canoy, best known for blowing out Drian Francisco inside a round and then losing to a debuting Hinata Maruta, was fighting for just the second time since losing to Maruta.
The big punching Pinoy had previously held the Flyweight and Super Flyweight versions of this title making him a 3-weight Filipino champion and strengthening his claim as being one of the best on the Filipino domestic scene. The win also adds to his June victory over the under-rated Jestoni Autida.
Unfortunately for for Purisima this was a 4th stoppage loss, and a second success stoppage defeat, and his 7th loss in 8 bouts, killing the momentum he had from his April win ove the then 8-0 Renz Magarce.
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