By - Jeffrey Pamungkas
Indonesia’s world rated in the jr. Flyweight division Tibo Monabesa (WBA#2 and WBC# 11, 16-0-2 (8 KOs)) sucesfully knocked out Geboi Mansayao of the Philippines with a vicious left uppercut to the body in the second round of the scheduled 10 rounds in the jr. Flyweight division. “I have decided that Monabesa should have stepped higher. He is ready to challenge the WBC champion Ken Shiro or WBA champion Ryoichi Taguchi,” said Armin Tan, who acts as Monabesa’s promoter, manager and coach all at once, at the venue, the Breeze, South Tangerang City in Indonesia, Saturday night (9/30) after the bout.
On the main card, Indonesia’s popular boxer Defry Palulu (19-2-1, 12 KOs) sucesfully grabbed the vacant super featherweight WBC Asian Boxing Council by defeating another popular Indonesian Isack Junior (25-8-2, 8 KOs) with a split decision in a stunning 12 rounds southpaw vs. southpaw action.
On the other card, Monabesa’s stabble mate John “the Fox” Ruba (15-3-1, 8 KOs) also grabbed the WBC Asian Boxing Council title in the super lightweight divison by defeating another Filipino boxer Jeffrey Garcia (5-7-4, 4 KOs) via TKO in round 8. Garcia finally said “no mas” after receiving many punishments from Ruba since the first rounds.
Another home’s hero Sammy “Hagler” Tehuayo (21-43, 2 KOs) won the vacant UBO Asia Pacific by defeating Thailand former world contender Kachonsak Pothong by TKO in round 4.
Photo: Tibo Monabesa (left, wth black shirt) and Defry Palulu
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