At the Cebu City Waterfront Hotel & Casino on Saturday fans were treat to an excellent card with some of the top talent in the Philippines. The card, featuring 9 bouts really had something for everyone with a combination of veterans and prospects including arguably the hottest prospect in the country.
The card kicked off with victories for 6 emerging prospects. Although the bouts featuring Jonas Sultan (2-0, 1), Richard Barrios (4-0, 2), Elmo Traya (1-0, 1) and Jessel Magsayo (1-0, 1) were all opening round blow outs all 4 showed off impressive power and look liked they will be fun to watch in the future.
With the 4 opening round stoppages mentioned above it's fair to say that the card was explosive though both Rolando Servania (3-0, 1) and Ralph Jhon Lulu (8-0-2, 3) were forced the distance in their bouts.
With the novice prospects out of the way it's fair to say that Genesis Servania (20-0, 8) knew he had to make an impact, and that's exactly what he did as he stopped Indonesian Isack Junior (20-4-2, 8). Servania has been one of a few Filipino's who has remained under the radar so far in terms of international attention but some are picking him as the best of the bunch and now he's started to show some venom on his shots (he's now stopped 3 of his last 4) the sky really does seem to be his limit.
In the most competitive of the 2 title bouts on the card Jimrex Jaca (38-6-3, 21) claimed the WBO Oriental Light Welterweight title thanks to a very hard fought victory over Mexican Jose Emilio Perea (22-3, 14). Whilst we've got to admit that we have no idea how Perea managed to qualify for the Oriental title he put up a really hard effort and dropped Jaca late though was narrowly out pointed on all 3 cards.
The other title bout saw the talented Jason Pagara (31-2, 19) defend his WBO International Light Welterweight title for the second time as he overcame Aaron Herrera (25-2, 17). Herrera, like Perea, put ups a hard fight but he was dropped en-route to dropping a competitive decision to Pagara. Ranked #4 by the WBO at 140lbs Pagara may well end up calling for a world title fight in the near future, though he will need to continue on his impressive run.
In the Dominican Republic Zhankhozh Turarov (9-0, 4) put on a dominant display against Franklin Sarmiento (1-9). Samiento was dropped twice in the opening round before being stopped in the second round as the Kazakhstan born youngster impressed.
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