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:
|ARUM SAYS JESSIE VARGAS IS A VERY OFFENSIVE FIGHTER AND IS BEGINNING TO REALLY PUNCH|
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 31 Aug 2016BRITISH LEGEND CHARLIE MAGRI BELIEVES CHARLIE EDWARDS IS A WORLD CHAMPION IN THE MAKING
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 31 Aug 2016ONE: DEFENDING HONOR SET FOR SINGAPORE INDOOR STADIUM ON 11 NOVEMBER
By , Wed, 31 Aug 2016CUADRAS SUPER MOTIVATED FOR TITLE DEFENSE AGAINST ‘CHOCOLATITO’ GONZALEZ
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 31 Aug 2016DONNIE NIETES SIGNS LIMITED EDITION PHOTOS FOR DENTISTRY FOR EVERY VILLAGE FOUNDATION FUND RAISER
By , Wed, 31 Aug 2016The Past Week In Action 30 August 2016
By Eric Armit, Wed, 31 Aug 2016CINDERELLA MAN CALLS IT A DAY: JACK ASIS RETIRES
By , Wed, 31 Aug 2016The "O" must go in co-feature showdown at "Knockout Night at the D" between Undefeated junior middleweight prospects Rolando Garza & Neeco Macias
By , Wed, 31 Aug 2016American Top Team partners with World MMA Association
By , Wed, 31 Aug 2016JEFF MAYWEATHER BELIEVES VARGAS IS IN A GREAT SITUATION AGAINST PACQUIAO
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 31 Aug 2016IBF WORLD TITLE-FIGHT: ARROYO-ANCAJAS FACEOFF/WEIGH-IN ON SEPT. 2
By Lito delos Reyes, Wed, 31 Aug 2016SOLID BROADWAY BOXING CARD ANNOUNCED STRONG NEW ENGLAND FLAVOR
By , Wed, 31 Aug 2016UFC's Alistair Overeem -- Brock Lesnar Will Never Return to UFC (VIDEO)
By , Wed, 31 Aug 2016MANNY PACQUIAO AND JESSIE VARGAS LOS ANGELES PRESS CONFERENCE LUNCHEON TO ANNOUNCE THEIR WORLD TITLE RUMBLE
By , Tue, 30 Aug 2016So who needs this no-glory Pacquiao fight?
By Recah Trinidad, Tue, 30 Aug 2016NIETES, MAGSAYO, VILLANUEVA SOCAL MALL TOUR
By , Tue, 30 Aug 2016JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME HOPES THERE CAN BE A PACQUIAO-MAYWEATHER REMATCH
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 30 Aug 2016CANELO VS. SMITH PPV UNDERCARD CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT
By , Tue, 30 Aug 2016Paige VanZant -- I've Never Seen 'Karate Kid' ... Despite Solid Crane Kick (VIDEO)
By , Tue, 30 Aug 2016PROMOTER LEWKOWICZ SAYS PERALTA NO LONGER A CAB DRIVER AFTER HUGE UPSET VICTORY OVER ROBERT GUERRERO
By , Mon, 29 Aug 2016SADAM ALI AND EDDIE GOMEZ TO HEADLINE THE CANELO VS. SMITH PRELIMINARY UNDERCARD
By , Mon, 29 Aug 2016BOX-OFFS VI RESULTS
By Felman Gingoyon, Mon, 29 Aug 2016GH3 Promotions signs undefeated Heavyweight Ray Edwards
By , Mon, 29 Aug 2016MAYWEATHER AGAIN DENIES RETURN
By Maloney L. Samaco, Mon, 29 Aug 2016