RYAN SERMONA WINS WBC INTERNATIONAL TITLE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Sat, 07 Dec 2013
Filipino southpaw Ryan Sermona has won the WBC International super featherweight title with a 4th round knockout of Australia’s defending champion Matt Garlett at the Metro City Thunderdome in Perth, Western Australia.
The 26 year old Sermona, nicknamed “The Crusher” improved his record to 16-4 with 9 knockouts while the 28 year old Garlett dropped to 11-2 with 6 knockouts.
Garlett had won the title with a 12th round unanimous decision over South Africa’s Sipho Taliwe last May 16 after dropping Taliwe in the fourth round.
Sermona earlier won the Philippine title with a 5th round technical decision over former world title challenger Balweg Bangoyan on March 16 this year.
On the same card, Australia based Rpberto Lirio dropped a six round decision to Rasmanudin of Indonesia in a six round bout.
The 26 year old Rasmnanudin, nicknamed “The Lost Boy” improved his record to 18-4-2 with 9 knockouts while Lirio, the 27 year old nicknamed “Hands of Stone fell to 16-18-1 with 6 knockouts.
Over in Tokyo, Jerson Mancio failed in his second attempt to win the Oriental Pacific Boxing Federation vacant light flyweight title losing by a 5th round TKO to 20 year old Japanese Naoya Inoue who remains undefeated with a record of 5-0 with 4 knockouts while the 26 year old Mancio drops to 18-4-3- with 9 knockouts.The end came at 2:51 of the round.
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