Tuñacao wins WBC Bantamweight eliminator in Japan
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Sat, 22 Dec 2012
Malcolm Tuñacao of Mandaue City earned another chance to fight for a world title when he beat Mexican Christian Esquivel by seventh round TKO in a WBC bantamweight eliminator bout held tonight at the Central Gym in Kobe,Hyogo,Japan.
The 35 year old Tuñacao becomes the mandatory challenger of undefeated WBC world bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (17W-0L-2D, 12KO's) of Japan.
Official time of the stoppage was 2:10. Tuñacao improves to 32W-2L-3D, 20 KO's. Esquivel drops to his fourth career loss with 25 wins, 18 by KO.
Tuñacao, who is a former WBC world flyweight champion, had a brief world title reign when he dethroned Medgoen Singsurat of Thailand in only his eleventh pro fight last May 19, 2000. Tuñacao's first defense against Celes Kobayashi of Japan ended in a draw then he lost his title to Pongsaklek Wonjongkam of Thailand by first round TKO in March 2, 2001.
Tuñacao is also a former OPBF bantamweight champ. He now based in Kobe, Japan and has been waiting for a another world title shot for the past 11 years.
The 30 year old Yamanaka won the vacant title last year after stopping Esquivel in 11 rounds.He has two successful defenses under his belt against Vic Darchinyan of Australia and Tomas Rojas of Mexico.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Rene Bonsubre, Jr..
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|PACQUIAO CELEBRATES MILESTONES IN MAYWEATHER BOUT|
By Eddie Alinea, Thu, 05 Mar 2015SHIMING: “I WANT TO PRESENT FREDDIE WITH A PERFECT BIRTHDAY GIFT”
By Dong Secuya, Thu, 05 Mar 2015EXCITING RP-SRI LANKA DAVIS CUP TENNIS TIE KICKS OFF TODAY
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 05 Mar 2015Dawejko sees major opportunities in future but first must get by Umohette this Friday at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
By , Thu, 05 Mar 2015IN MONEY-PACMAN CLASSIC, IT'S PACQUIAO BY SHOCK KO
By Manny Piñol, Thu, 05 Mar 2015THE GREAT BRAWL OF CHINA FINAL PRESSER
By , Thu, 05 Mar 2015REX TSO SIGNS WITH TOP RANK
By , Thu, 05 Mar 2015EXTRA! EXTRA! EXTRA HOST MARIO LOPEZ TO JOIN GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS FOR LAUNCH OF LA FIGHT CLUB
By , Thu, 05 Mar 2015PACQUIAO APPEALS TO FANS FOR UNDERSTANDING
By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Thu, 05 Mar 2015Baltimore Boxing Presents Snap, Crackle and Pop March 27!
By , Thu, 05 Mar 2015Andrade issues unification Title fight challenge to Lara
By , Thu, 05 Mar 2015PACQUIAO HAS SPEED AND POWER TO WIN
By Recah Trinidad, Thu, 05 Mar 2015CANELO ALVAREZ VS. JAMES KIRKLAND HOUSTON AND SAN ANTONIO PRESS CONFERENCES QUOTES
By , Thu, 05 Mar 2015PHOTOS: SHIMING-RUENROENG MACAU GRAND ARRIVAL
By , Thu, 05 Mar 2015Vincent returns to Twin River to defend her world title against dangerous Texan Ruiz
By , Thu, 05 Mar 2015CHAMPIONSHIP PRO BOXING RETURNS TO HIALEAH PARK ON MARCH 26
By , Thu, 05 Mar 2015“NO PROBLEM WITH PACQUIAO’S CONDITIONING” – JUSTIN FORTUNE
By Eddie Alinea, Thu, 05 Mar 2015PACMAN: "I WILL GIVE FANS THE KIND OF ENTERTAINMENT THEY WANT"
By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Wed, 04 Mar 2015PHOTO: CANELO-KIRKLAND PRESSER IN HOUSTON
By , Wed, 04 Mar 2015GAB FAILS TO RESPOND TO PROMOTER'S REQUEST FOR A PROBE ON HOW HIS SUSPENDED BOXER WAS ABLE TO FIGHT IN THAILAND
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 04 Mar 2015PHILIPPINES FAVORED IN DAVIS CUP TIE VS SRI LANKA
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 04 Mar 2015NBA -- Hornets survive Lakers, 104-103
By Eric Biasbas, Wed, 04 Mar 2015DONAIRE HURTS SPARRING PARTNER
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 04 Mar 2015PACMAN TAX REPRIEVE: IT'S NOT ABOUT MONEY, BUT HONORING A HERO
By Manny Piñol, Wed, 04 Mar 2015