CONDES LOSES IBF CROWN TO GARCIA!
By Salven L. Lagumbay
Sun, 15 Jun 2008
Filipino Florante "The Little Pacquiao" Condes lost his IBF minifly title hours ago with a unanimous decision to unbeaten Mexican Raul Garcia in La Paz, Mexico.
Garcia reportedly used a lot of lateral movements and kept himself at a safe distance against the power-punching Condes, although the Filipino managed to score a knockdown in the final round.
A big right knocked down Garcia, but this was too little too late for Condes as he absorbed a 112-115, 110-118, 112-115 loss at the hands of the Mexican challenger.
Reports from Mexico indicate that Condes had his moments in the fight, but these were few and far in between as Garcia deftl neutralized his power and had a great gameplan to control the Filipino power puncher.
Both fighters' faces were marked after the 12-round encounter, which made Garcia the sixth reigning Mexican world champion today.
The loss sent Condes' record dipping to 22-4-1, 20 KO's, while Garcia kept his unblemished mark to 23-0-1, 15 KO's.
Meanwhile, Filipino Juanito Rubillar earned the right to challenge WBC 108-lb champion Edgar Sosa with a split decision over ex-world champ Omar Nino also today in Mexico City.
Rubillar reportedly pressed the action to the rusty Omar Nino, who was inactive for a very long time following his no-contest against Brian Viloria after the Mexican was found to have used a banned substance prior to the fight.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Salven L. Lagumbay.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|FREDDIE ROACH CONCERNED ABOUT PACQUIAO’S TIREDNESS, PLANS TO GIVE HIM TWO DAYS OFF A WEEK|
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 30 Sep 2016HARDMAN HILT TAKES THE HARD ROAD TO THE TITLE
By , Fri, 30 Sep 2016ESHO TO HEADLINE WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT IN CHICAGO, THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1
By , Fri, 30 Sep 2016Boxer Victor Ortiz -- The DUI Mug Shot (PHOTO)
By , Fri, 30 Sep 2016Adam Lopez to take on Carlos Valcarcel on Saturday, November 12th at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia and LIVE on ONE World Sports
By , Fri, 30 Sep 2016PACQUIAO TRAINING SPECIAL ON ‘THE MAIN EVENT’ AT 8:30 P.M. SATURDAY ON PINOY BOX OFFICE (PBO) OVER SKY CABLE, SATURDAY 8:30 P.M.P.M.
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 30 Sep 2016FLOSPORTS TO LIVE STREAM JUERGEN BRAEHMER VS NATHAN CLEVERLY WBA LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT ON FLOBOXING.TV
By , Fri, 30 Sep 2016ARTUR BETERBIEV TO FACE ISIDRO PRIETO DECEMBER 23 AT THE CASINO DU LAC LEAMY, GATINEAU
By , Fri, 30 Sep 2016DIALE, LUMACAD, CLAVERAS, BORRES MAKE WEIGHT IN DOUBLE OPBF CHAMPIONSHIPS
By Lito delos Reyes, Fri, 30 Sep 2016BOCA AND NANTAPECH MAKE WEIGHT FOR IBF REGIONAL TITLE BOUT
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Fri, 30 Sep 2016Arizona Boxing News & Notes With Smith: Rating 18 Undefeated boxers, Iron Boy 35 & Much More
By Don Smith, Fri, 30 Sep 2016TWO WORLD TITLE FIGHTS SET FOR ONE: DEFENDING HONOR IN SINGAPORE ON 11 NOVEMBER
By , Fri, 30 Sep 2016Conor McGregor -- 'I'm Ready to Fight Mayweather' (VIDEO)
By , Fri, 30 Sep 2016Cruiserweight Howard Ready for 'The Drill' This Saturday Night in Minnesota
By , Fri, 30 Sep 2016Salita's 'Detroit Brawl' Returns on Saturday, November 12, at Historic Masonic Temple
By , Fri, 30 Sep 2016GH3 Promotions signs three undefeated prospects in bantamweight Stephon Young; lightweight Logan Yoon and super featherweight Antonio Williams
By , Fri, 30 Sep 2016WORLD BOXING COUNCIL WARNS ON CONSUMPTION OF ENERGY DRINKS
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 29 Sep 2016Dana White -- Not Writing Off CM Punk Yet ... We Talked On Phone (VIDEO)
By , Thu, 29 Sep 2016Lomachenko vs Walters, Nov. 26 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Live on HBO
By , Thu, 29 Sep 2016PETALCORIN BEATS DONNIE MABAO IN TEN ROUND SHUTOUT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 29 Sep 2016Cris 'Cyborg' -- Ronda Rousey is a Coward ... Bring It On! (VIDEO)
By , Thu, 29 Sep 2016ROACH: "PACQUIAO IS STRONGER AND QUICKER NOW"
By Eddie Alinea, Thu, 29 Sep 2016PACQUIAO LOOKS GOOD IN SPARRING WITH UNBEATEN JOSE CARLOS RAMIREZ
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 28 Sep 2016Japanese entrepreneur sets launching of Pacquiao Gym in November
By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Wed, 28 Sep 2016