ROCKY FUENTES RETAINS OPBF CROWN
Wed, 19 Dec 2012
TOKYO--OPBF flyweight kingpin Rocky Fuentes retained his regional title with a workman-like 12-round unanimous decision over a game Yuki Nasu tonight at the famed Korakuen Hall here.
Fuentes, working behind crisp jabs and solid uppercuts, bucked a deep cut over his left eyelid, dishing out combinations to befuddle a surging Nasu to prevail via scores of 117-111, 116-114, and 115-113.
Nasu managed to keep himself competitive in the first half of the fight, but somehow lost steam in the second half, allowing the Cebuano fighter to pull away with the win.
`He was very tough today. He improved a lot. He was a different fighter I fought the first time,` Fuentes told Philboxing.com after the fight, giving superlatives to his vanquished foe for his game performance.
The ALA fighter is now looking at a possible challenge against WBC flyweight champion Ikehara Igarashi following this decision win.
`I want to fight Igarashi next. He is the fighter I want to fight,` added the usually self-effacing fighter.
Fuentes` promoter Michale Aldeguer, head of the ALA Promotions, also told reporters that they would welcome a possible fight with Igarashi, whether in Japan or in the Philippines.
Meanwhile, another ALA-promoted fighter, Arthur `Matador` Villanueva, goes for the vacant OPBF superflyweight title tomorrow at the same venue.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by .
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|PACQUIAO HOSTS MEDIA WORKOUT AT WILDCARD GYM|
By Eddie Alinea, Thu, 27 Oct 2016TODAY! Senator Manny Pacquiao LA Media Workout - 1 P.M. PT
By , Thu, 27 Oct 2016Wilfredo Vázquez, Jr. predicts Knockout of "JuanMa" López
By , Thu, 27 Oct 2016NBA -- Spurs expose Warriors in 129-100 smackdown
By Reylan Loberternos, Thu, 27 Oct 2016VLADIMIR TIKHONOV WANTS TO TEST ACES QUIGG, RIGO AND/OR DONAIRE
By , Wed, 26 Oct 2016Ed Williams, Nephew of Former World Champion Duane Thomas, Will Appear on Salita Promotions' 'Detroit Brawl'
By , Wed, 26 Oct 2016Senator Pacquiao supports probe on Yolanda funds irregularities
By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Wed, 26 Oct 2016RICKY VARGAS SADDENED OVER HIS DISQUALIFICATION FROM RUNNING FOR POC PRESIDENT AGAINST COJUANGCO
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 26 Oct 2016Dreamin’ of a heroic POC Christmas
By Recah Trinidad, Wed, 26 Oct 2016OVERMATCHED MEPRANUM KNOCKED OUT BY NERY IN 2ND ROUND
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 26 Oct 2016TOMORROW! Senator Manny Pacquiao LA Media Workout - 1 P.M. PT
By , Wed, 26 Oct 2016Card shaping up for November 11 fight card at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
By , Wed, 26 Oct 2016Lee Baxter Promotions Card Postponed; McGuinness and Miljas to fight October 28
By , Wed, 26 Oct 2016PACQUIAO, ROACH AND ARUM FIRST DAY OF USA TRAINING CAMP Q & A
By , Wed, 26 Oct 2016SHOWTIME SPORTS® ANNOUNCES SEVEN MARQUEE BOXING MATCHES PITTING TOP-10 CHAMPIONS VERSUS TOP-10 CHALLENGERS
By , Wed, 26 Oct 2016World ranked lightweight Xolisani Ndongeni & featherweight super prospect Ruben Villa headline undercard on Friday, November 4
By , Wed, 26 Oct 2016TWO-TIME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST CLARESSA SHIELDS ANNOUNCES PROFESSIONAL DEBUT ON KOVALEV-WARD “POUND FOR POUND” FREEVIEW TELECAST
By , Wed, 26 Oct 2016PACQUIAO CANCELS TRAINING BUT HAD A GOOD RUN IN GRIFFITH PARK
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 25 Oct 2016BERANRD HOPKINS VS. JOE SMITH JR. & SHABRANSKYY VS. BARRERA LOS ANGELES PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
By , Tue, 25 Oct 2016JOEBERT ALVAREZ TO TRAIN IN MANILA UNDER JHUN AGRABIO
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 25 Oct 2016KRIS GEORGE VOWS TO KNOCK OUT CAMERON HAMMOND
By , Tue, 25 Oct 2016TOP RANK IS "ALL IN" FOR PACQUIAO-VARGAS
By , Tue, 25 Oct 2016Former world champion Jonathan Oquendo, hot undefeated prospect Yomar Alamo & Unbeaten 2012uOlympian Jontay Ortiz added to Juan Manuel López-Wilfredo Vázquez, Jr. PPV
By , Tue, 25 Oct 2016AC Sports Management Presents: "Protect Yourself At All Times: The Documentary"
By , Tue, 25 Oct 2016