ESCANDON ANNIHILATES TEPORA IN FIRST ROUND
By Dong Secuya
Sun, 22 Dec 2019
Former Interim world champion's Jhack Tepora's dreams were shattered Saturday night when he was stunned by fellow former Interim world champion Oscar Escandon of Columbia with a vicious body shot in the opening round of their 10-round scheduled featherweight contest on one of the undercards of the Jermell Charlo vs Tony Harrison world title fight at the Toyota Arena in Ontario, California.
Tepora (23-1-0, 17KOs) crumpled to the canvas in pain when he was hit by a perfect shot to to his liver courtesy a Escandon left hook as Tepora failed to beat the count.
Tepora, from Cebu, suffered his first defeat in what was expected to be a build-up fight against the ageing 35-year-old Escandon who had lost his last three fights.
Tepora, 24, was likely to figure in a world title fight had he overcame Escandon but instead it was Escandon (25-5-0, 18KOs) who put some life into his dwindling career.
Photos by Jhay Otamias / PhilBoxing.com.
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