Flash Elorde's grandson Miguel KO's opponent, remains undefeated (Photos)
By Carlos Costa
Fri, 12 Aug 2011
MANILA, Philippines - In a impressive technical KO, undefeated Filipino super bantamweight Juan Miguel "Mig" Elorde, grandson of legendary hall-of-fame world champion Gabriel "Flash" Elorde destroyed brave compatriot Saddam Eyo to win his 10th professional fight Thursday night (Aug. 11) at the Sofitel Plaza Hotel in Manila, Philippines.
One powerful left hook thrown by Elorde broke the lower gum of Saddam Eyo forcing the brave Cavite figher to surrender from obvious pain. The dramatic development prompted referee-lawyer Danrex Tapdasan to stop the combat at 2:24 of the third stanza.
GAB's ring physician Doctora Mae Bañez, who spent minutes applying pressure on Eyo's wound to stop the bleeding, informed Philboxing that "he (Saddam Eyo) has got a broken lower gum, was bleeding a lot, probably his whole jaw was broken. He needs x-rays and medical treatment."
During the three rounds of fight, "Migs" Elorde looked fast and accurate while showcasing his good boxing skills in front of his biggest fan and supporter, his grandmother Madame Laura Elorde.
Welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao as well as distinguished members of the Rotary Club attended the suit-and-tie boxing event staged at the grand ballroom of the Sofitel Plaza Hotel.
Top photo: Migs Elorde is declared winner over Saddam Eyo during Thursday's contest at the Sofitel Hotel in Manila.
Migs Elorde poses after the win.
Saddam Eyo injured jaw is being check by the ring physician.
Migs Elorde's avid supporters headed by his mother Liza (L) pose for a photo after the win.
Photos by Carlos Costa.
IN OTHER RESULTS:
Veteran 34-year-old Dennis Laurente (38-3-5, 20KO's) needed only half minute of fight to successfully defend his Filipino National welterweight title via technical KO over Cris Alag. Referee Silvestre Abainza stopped the contest at the 31 seconds mark of the first round.
Bantamweight Monico Laurente (20-7, 4KO's) of Agusan del Sur went all the way in a toe-to-toe rumble to claim a unanimous 10-rounds desicion over Prell Tupas (7-11, 1KO).
In a battle of lightweights, Surigao's kid Jeffrey Arienza (7-0-1, 3KO's) kept intact his undefeated record by dismantling Joan de Guia of Samar by technical KO in the third round.
Unbeaten 19-year-old rookie Orlan Vasquez (4-0, 1KO) of Bohol won a 6-rounds unanimous desicion over Leonardo Talisic (2-8-1, 1KO).
In addition, super featherweight prospect Rene Patilano (5-0, 2KO's) claimed a 6-rounds unanimous desicion victory over Emmanuel "Manny" Talisic (2-17, 0KO's).
In a close affair, bantamweight Jayson Berwela (2-4, 0KO's) defeated Esteban Hayahay (2-1, 0KO's) via 6-rounds unanimous desicion.
Light flyweights Butuan's 20-year-old Jimmy Masangkay (3-0-1) and Mark Ian Rojas (3-11-2) drew after 6-rounds of rumble.
Also, featherweight Randy Braga (4-0, 1KO) defeated Benjie Suganob via technical desicion. Time of stopage was 2:17 of the third round.
In the first combat of the evening, debutants super flyweights Jeffrey Francisco of Parañaque and Quezon City's Edsil Jungco scored a draw after four rounds of action.
The card at the plush Sofitel Plaza in Manila was organized and promoted by Johnny Elorde Promotions.
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