Cabalquinto is the better champion
By Lito delos Reyes
06 Jun 2016
REIGNING Philippine super lightweight title-holder Adones Cabalquinto landed more punches and combinations to emerge as the better champion over Philippine Boxing Federation (PBF) super lightweight king Rodel Wenceslao by winning by a unanimous decision in their non-title fight held Saturday night at the Almendras gym in Davao City.
The 27-year old Cabalquinto, who earlier wanted to score a knockout victory, dominated the fight but Wenceslao also proved to be a hard nut to crack.
Nevertheless, Cabalquinto, who damaged the face of Wenceslao after 10 rounds improved his record to 23 wins with 15 knockouts against one loss.
The 23-year old Wenceslao, who scored a first round knockout win in his last outing against Kun Wang last April 11 in Jinghong, China, suffered his 12th defeat against 11 wins and 1 draw.
“I was really worried because Wenceslao was very strong. But Cabalquinto fought brilliantly and he followed by instructions” said Neri, one of the Filipino assistant trainers of 8-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.
Cabalquinto, a former WBC Asian Boxing Council super lightweight champion and fresh from a first round knockout win against Nelson “Mr. Fantastic” Gulpe last February 13 in Buluan, Maguindanao, landed more combinations before getting away from the counter punches of Wenceslao.
“It was really a good fight between two champions,” said Neri.
Meanwhile, two undefeated fighters from the MP Davao Stable – Interim WBO Oriental lightweight title-holder Jay-ar “Hitman” Inson (11-0-0-8KOs) and Genesis “Cobra” Libranza (10-0-0-7KOs) are also kept their unblemished records by knocking their separate rivals in the undercard.
Inson landed a quick straight punch to the body followed by a hook on the face for a first round knockout against former WBC Asian Boxing Council super bantamweight champion Richard Betos (20-15-1-7KO) of Barobo, Surigao.
Libranza connected solid body punches and uppercuts to force Jetly Purisima (21-19-4-6KO) of General Santos City to quit in the third round.
“Purisima was really hurt by Libranza’s punches that’s why he quit,” said Neri.
The Blow by Blow Reloaded is a production owned by Senator-elect Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao which is shown every Sunday on ABC TV 5.
The other results:
Bonjun Loperez def. Orlie Silvestre by decision
Vincent Astrolabio def. Renante Suacasa by UD
Ronnie Baldonado stopped Dingdong Quinones by TKO
Lony Cadayday def. Aries Buenavidez by UD
Mervin Lulu draw with Ramel Antaran
Joel Lino draw with Joey Antonio
Vincent Dayaganon def. Jessie Boyles by UD
Arjay Recopelacion def. Frankie Batu-on by SD
- LITO DELOS REYES
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