Saturday was certainly a busy day for Filipino boxers (even if we've not yet got all the results) both domestically and internationally.
In Bantayan, Cebu we had an ALA Promotions show featuring 6 bouts.
The lowest level bouts on the card saw a draw between Kim Galon (1-0-1, 1) and Ryan Canillas (2-1-3, 1) over 4 rounds and a 3 round technical victory for Ivor Lastrilla (6-2-1, 3) over the experienced Jojo Entor (23-11-7, 8).
In 6 round action we saw victories for the Moralde boxing brothers. For the highly touted John Vincent Moralde (6-0, 3) victory was simple as he forced the retirement of Rolando Navarette Jr (2-2-1, 1) whilst older brother Engelbert Moralde (5-1, 3) could only manage a draw with Junior Salvador (4-16-3).
In the co-main event Lightweight prospect Mark Andrew Acub (12-0, 9) was fortunate to claim a majority decision over Rene Bestudio (15-5-4, 5). Acub was cut early by a punch though had it not been for 2 deductions from Bestudio for headclashes (in rounds 7 and 8) we may well have seen a major upset.
The other main event saw the once world ranked Roli Gasca (20-4-1, 5) score his first victory in 4 bouts as he overcame Jimmy Aducal (6-2-2, 5). It'd be nice to see Oguni rebuilding his confidence because he's highly talented and at just 24 years old has plenty of time to come again.
In Metro Manila we also had a card courtesy of Johnny Elorde Promotions.
On the Manila show the unbeaten Randy Braga (11-0, 2) was arguably the standout performer with a near shut out of the experienced Rex Olisa (9-20-1, 7). The 25 year old Braga went 10 rounds for the first time in his career and now looks capable enough of fighting for a national title.
In the only other scheduled 10 round bout Rene Patilano (9-1-2, 5) took out Geboi Mansalayao (8-15-4, 3) in just 3 rounds. This was the only knockout on the card.
In 6 round action there was victories for Giemel Magramo (6-0, 3), Jay Loto (5-0) and Fel Morales (2-6-2).
For Magramo his victory was fairly decisive with the unbeaten man clearly taking the rounds against Lester Abutan (2-1-1, 1) with out too many questions. For Loto however things were more difficult with only judge viewing his bout with Jhon Jhon Faminiano (1-8-1) a draw. Faminiano dropped the majority decision but again showed what a great opponent he is.
Morales' victory was a bit of an upset as he took a split decision over Jomil Diocos (2-0, 2).
The only other bout on the card saw John Ray Logatiman (2-0) claim his second victory over coming Ryan Medes (0-1-1) via unanimous decision.
Sadly on the international front it wasn't good news with both Jaderes Padua (8-3-1, 5) and Weng Haya (17-6, 9) suffering stoppage losses in what appear to have been mismatches.
In Yucatan, Weng Haya was stopped by the hard punching, and very highly touted Mexican youngster Miguel Berchelt (19-0, 16). Haya, best known for his slug fest with Orlando Salido has now lost 3 of his last 5 and question need to be asked about his management.
Things were even more stacked against Padua in Guerrero as he took on former multi-weight world champion Fernando Montiel (50-4-2, 38). The talented and hard hitting Montiel attempted to get Padua out of there from the off and landed hard blows to both the head and body the the Filipino in the opening round. Although Padua had some success in round 2 he was dropped and then stopped the following round.
Worryingly for Padua this was his second successive stoppage loss in Mexico to a former world champion this year, having also been stopped in 4 by Tomas Rojas just a few weeks ago. Aged just 22 we really hope someone is looking out for this kid.
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