Last night Filipino fighter Richie Mepranum (31-5-1, 8) suffered his third defeat in a world title bout, retiring at the end of the 8th round against Mexican fighter Carlos Cuadras (35-0-1, 27), the current WBC Super Flyweight champion. The loss for Mepranum follows previous world title defeats to Julio Cesar Miranda, back in 2010, and Juan Francisco Estrada, in 2014.
The Filipino looked out of his depth from the opening stages with the unbeaten champion landing his shots early on and establishing control of the match up. Although in control it wasn't until round 6 that Cuadras really began to up the ante and it seemed that from then on Mepranum was in survivors mode with Cuadras becoming more and more confident.
By the end of round 7 Mepranum looked like a beaten fighter but came out for round 8, that however would be his final round with the Filipino staying in his corner at the end of round 8.
With the loss that's probably going to be the end of Mepranum's world title dreams. As for Cuadras we're now expecting to see him in a mandatory defense in summer against former champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai [ศรีสะเกษ นครหลวงโปรโมชั่น].
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