Filipino Super Bantamweight contender Genesis Servania (26-0, 11) is, without doubt, one of the most promising fighters in the 122lb weight class. His resume reads better than some of the champions with wins over the likes of Alexander Munoz, Rafael Concepcion, Gerson Guerrero, Genaro Garcia, Jose Cabrera and Angky Angkotta. Sadly however he isn't always the most exciting of fighters and that showed somewhat earlier today.
Servania, fighting for the 26th time as a professional in a little under 6 years, was defending his WBO Intercontinental Super Bantamweight title for the 3rd time as he took on Mexican challenger Juan Luis Hernandez (17-4, 9) in Davao City as part of Pinoy Pride 29 and although Servania retained his title some fans would have been wondering where the excitement was in a relatively tame affair.
Servania took control early on and never really let go of his strangle hold on the contest as he hurt the Mexican several times. Sadly however by round 8 the bout had become boring to the fans who seemed to feel that Servania should have been finishing off his Mexican foe, who had been stopped in all 3 prior losses and had fought just once in the previous 4 years.
The crowd, who appeared to let their boredom be known at times, were given some excitement in the latter rounds as Hernandez tried to turn things around. By then it was too little too late for the Mexican, who was in a huge hole on the cards, and for the crowd who appeared to have expected more from the talented Servania.
Despite the over-all lack of fire works there was no doubting the winner with Servania taking the bout on all 3 cards with scores of 1117-111, 118-110 and 119-109, all clear and comfortably in favour of the unbeaten Pinoy prospect.
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