This past Saturday was a busy day for fight fans in Hong Kong, who not only got a thriller featuring local star star Rex Tso but several other fights of note.
One of those bouts saw big punching Filipino Jay Solmiano (19-3-1, 15) scoring a blow out win against Thailand's Chaloemporn Sawatsuk (17-2, 13), who lasted just 138 seconds. For Solmiano the win was a great win that saw him notch a second win for the year, and score arguably his biggest win to date. The win has seen the Filipino bounce back well after a 2014 loss to Keita Obara in an OPBF title fight. Sadly for the Thai this is a second straight stoppage loss following a slightly quicker loss in July to Azizbek Abdugofurov.
Another notable bout saw Rey Megrino (23-20-4, 20) continued his late career surge as he scored a 5th round KO win against Indonesian veteran Jason Butar Butar (21-19-1, 14). The Filipino was once 15-20-3 (13) but has gone 8-0-1 (7) in recent years and is a real dangerman at 115lbs and 118lbs, where his power and physical strength is a nightmare, making him one of the sports most avoided fighters. Sadly this isn't one of the better results from that run of the Filipino, who has beaten Pongsaklek Wonjongkam, Kenji Kiubo and Ernesto Saulong in recent bouts. Instead Butar Butar has been struggling a lot himself with 6 losses in his previous 10 bouts.
The show wasn't perfect for Filipino's , that's because veteran Jerope Mercado (27-9-3, 9) was stopped in 2 rounds by unbeaten Australian prospect Paul Fleming (23-0, 15)
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