Filipinos went three-out-of-three in Macau.
Filipino pugilists that fought in the under-card for “Ring of Gold” boxing card in Macau all won via highlight-reel type of knockouts. Marvin Sonsona, Harmonito De la Torre and Jerwin Ancajas delivered stunning knockout performances against their respective opponents at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, China.
Featherweights: Marvin Sonsona TKO-3 Akifumi Shimoda
Marvin Sonsona now improved to 18-1-1 (KO 15) set the icing of the cake, when he knocked out cold former world super bantamweight titlist Akifumi Shimoda of Japan, now dropped his record to 28-4-2, (KO 12) in the second round.
Sonsona was unable to get things to his favor in the first and second round as Shimuda landed the harder shots. He was even hit by a four-punch combo to the body towards the ropes. I had Shimuda winning those two rounds. He has the fight under control.
I thought the fight between two world titles would go to the distance.
However, in the third round, Sonsona was cornered through the ropes and Shimuda was ready to attack. In anticipation, Sonsona fired a jab and followed through a devastating short uppercut that landed right on the spot. That was a thing of beauty. Shimuda’s head snapped back and his knees folded, and he fell down to the canvas. Referee Tapdasan immediately halted the fight.
The win is Sonsona’s second world title.
Super Flyweights: Jerwin Ancajas TKO-2 Inthanon Sitchamuang
Southpaw Jerwin Ancajas, 23, now improved to 19-1-1 (KO 10), started the knockout streak from the Filipino pugilists. Ancajas was tagged in the first round but immediately retaliate dropping Sitchamuang on the canvas. In the second round Ancajas peppered Sitchamuang with one-two combinations from the southpaw stance. Ancajas wobbled Sitchamuang and finished him off with hard shots to the head. The referee stepped in to stop the fight.
Super Featherweights: Harmonito Dela Torre KO-1 Yakobus Heluka
The intermission dance was far more longer than the opponent of Harmonito to last in their super featherweight battle. Dela Torre finished Heluka with ease early in the first round with another highlight-reel knockout. Dela Torre landed a beautiful right hand that knocked out Heluka.