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STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XIII: PEDRO ADIGUE, ANOTHER FILIPINO WORLD LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION


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Pedro Adigue Jr. was born on November 16, 1943 in Bontod, Palanas, Masbate. He became the WBC world light welterweight champion in 1968.

He fought 64 total fights as a professional, winning 37 with 15 KO victories, losing 21 with 5 KO defeats and 7 draws per Boxrec.com.

Adigue became a professional boxer on February 18, 1962 and his first fight with Rod Doligon resulted in a draw. In his second fight, he scored a second round knockout of Mac Valdez.

The Orthodox boxer tasted his first defeat at the hands of Del Kid Rosario on points in his fourth fight. In a rematch two months later, he won over Rosario on points in a four rounder. Their third match resulted in a draw, a month thereafter.

After 14 bouts, with 11 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, Adigue fought Carl Peñalosa at the Cebu Coliseum on September 20, 1963 for the Philippine lightweight title but lost on points.

Adigue challenged Peñalosa again for the same title on August 2, 1965 at the Araneta Coliseum and this time won by technical knockout in the 7th round. He defended his crown once with a points decision win over Rudy Perucho June 10, 1966.

He then won the vacant Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) lightweight title on September 30, 1966 by outpointing Boo Yong Kang of South Korea and defended it five times.

He defended his title against Rene Barrientos and won by points decision on January 21, 1967. They clashed again on February 17, 1967, this time the fight ended in a draw. Barrientos would later become WBC world super featherweight champion in 1969.

He then won the vacant WBC light welterweight championship in 1968 at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines, when he defeated American Adolph Pruitt.



In his first defense on January 31, 1970, he lost the title to Italian Bruno Arcari in Lazio, Italy by a unanimous decision.

He won the OPBF light welterweight title in July 25, 1973 by beating Huasai Sithboonlert of Thailand by unanimous decision. In his first defense he lost it to Chang-Kil Lee of South Korea by unanimous decision.

His campaign for the Philippine welterweight title resulted in two technical draws against Fel Pedranza and Gideon Toyogon and a loss to Toyogon on points.

Adigue retired in 1977 after his TKO loss to Alberto Cruz. He died on November 20, 2003 at the age of 60.


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