FURUKAWA WINS WBC ASIA SILVER FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP IN TERRIBLE MISMATCH
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Sun, 12 Jun 2016
In a terrible mismatch approved by the Games and Amusements Board, Japan’s Masazumi Furukawa won the WBC Asia Silver flyweight championship with a 1st round knockout of Geboi “Jimboy” Mansalayo of the Highland Boxing Gym at the Elementary School, Barangay Poblacion in Mandaluyong on Friday night.
The 40 year old Furukawa dropped Mansalayao twice with body shots before referee Virgilio Garcia counted out the Filipino who was grimacing in pain after a shot to the ribs sent him crashing to the canvas for the second time in the opening round.
The result was not unexpected as Mansalayao had a miserable record of 20 losses against only 10 wins with 4 draws and 4 wins by knockout while Furukawa had a record of 7-7-2 with 2 knockouts.
Furukawa who is known for his body shots had won his last fight also by a 1st round stoppage against Benjie Bartolome last March 18 in a fight card in Bagumbayan, Taguig.
Bartolome, like Mansalayao was from the Highland Boxing Gym and had an equally poor record of 2 wins, 8 losses and 1 draw.
Before the title fight Furukawa had predicted he would win by a second or third round KO win but it came even earlier as Mansalayao was an opponent who offered no resistance.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|BERNALDEZ, ABDULHAMID SCORE SEPARATE WINS|
By , Sun, 24 Mar 2019PULEV RECOVERS FROM A NASTY CUT TO STOP DINU IN 7
By Dong Secuya, Sun, 24 Mar 2019JESSIE MAGDALENO DECISIONS RICO RAMOS, WINS NABF FEATHER TITLE
By , Sun, 24 Mar 2019UNDERCARD RESULTS FROM COSTA MESA, CA (PHOTOS)
By , Sun, 24 Mar 2019Adrien Broner Turned Away at the Door of Miami Nightclub
By , Sun, 24 Mar 2019Undefeated Fighters Erick DeLeon and Eric Puente in Action Tonight in Costa Mesa, California
By , Sat, 23 Mar 2019TMZ SPORTS EXCLUSIVE: Mike Tyson Says Conor McGregor Needs to Focus on Fights, Not UFC Ownership
By , Sat, 23 Mar 2019BRANDEN PIZARRO TO TAKE ON TRE'SEAN WIGGINS IN CO-MAIN EVENT ON FRIDAY, APRIL 26TH AT THE MET PHILADELPHIA
By , Sat, 23 Mar 2019Who’s afraid of Errol Spence Jr.?
By Recah Trinidad, Sat, 23 Mar 2019Weigh-In Results: Pulev-Dinu and Magdaleno-Ramos
By , Sat, 23 Mar 2019Berenguer, Fernandez, Amper power Senate past House of Representatives in 3rd Congressional Sports Chess Team Tourney
By Marlon Bernardino, Sat, 23 Mar 2019Blair Cobbs Defeats Ferdinand Kerobyan in his Hometown, Captures Jr. NABF Title
By , Sat, 23 Mar 20193-Time Olympian Anvar Yunusov Ready For Carlos Colon Next Friday Night at SugarHouse Casino
By , Sat, 23 Mar 2019'EL MOZO' RODRIGUEZ STOPS 'NO MERCY' GESTA IN MAIN EVENT OF INAUGURAL EDITION OF GOLDEN BOY DAZN THURSDAY NIGHT FIGHTS
By , Fri, 22 Mar 2019Kubrat Pulev and Bogdan Dinu Ready for Heavyweight Rumble
By , Fri, 22 Mar 2019Jarrett Hurd Defends His IBF & WBA Titles Against Top Contender Julian Williams
By , Fri, 22 Mar 2019Michael Hunter Calls Out All Heavyweight Champions and Contenders
By , Fri, 22 Mar 2019Bombs away in title eliminators
By Joaquin Henson, Fri, 22 Mar 2019Saturday: Sam Bowen-Jordan McCorry and Nathan Gorman-Kevin Johnson Headline ESPN+ Card
By , Fri, 22 Mar 2019SHUMENOV-GOULAMIRIAM TITLE FIGHT MAY OPEN NEW REGIME IN KAZAKHSTAN
By , Fri, 22 Mar 2019USA Boxing Alumni Association Profile: Delvis "Mac" McCadden's remarkable journey from MLB and NCAA to USA Boxing
By , Fri, 22 Mar 2019TMZ SPORTS EXCLUSIVE: Adrien Broner Hit With Restraining Order Over Violent Homophobic Threats
By , Fri, 22 Mar 2019"Dawg Fight" trilogy "Chocolate" vs. "Dragon Hulk" - Alphonso Frierson & Mike Trujillo to Settle score for Miami BYB bragging rights
By , Fri, 22 Mar 2019Manny speaks at Elorde Awards Night
By Joaquin Henson, Thu, 21 Mar 2019