NEW WORLD CHAMPION FOR THE PHILIPPINES, FILIPINO REY LORETO WINS THE IBO JR. FLYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE TONIGHT IN MONACO
By Carlos Costa
Sun, 02 Feb 2014
A night of Glory. In a thrilling display of power, Filipino Rey Loreto impressively mauled and knocked out tough South African former world champion Nkosinathi Joyi to capture the vacant International Boxing Organization (IBO) Jr. Flyweight World Title tonight (Feb 1) at The Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo, Principality of Monaco.
South African referee Andile Matika waved off all actions declaring the knock out at the 49 seconds mark in round 3, and Loreto reaching his boyhood dreams of world title glory.
The 23-year-old Davaeño new world champion Rey Loreto, nicknamed “The Hitman,” improved his pro fighting record to 18 wins, 13 loses, with 10 wins by way of knock out, while the defeated Nkosinathi Joyi (the former IBF minimumweight world champion) came down to 24 wins only 3 loses with 17 knock outs.
“We are so happy, we did it!! The South African was a dangerous experienced opponent. But I knew we could do win. Loreto is new world champion,” shared his proud manager Brico Santig as Loreto's trainer, JJ Jorda, carried the Davao wonder kid on his shoulders in the ring of The Salle des Etoiles in sign of victory.
“This world title is a triumph for all the Philippines, a victory of all,” said Santig.
The Loreto-Joy battle was one of the supporting attractions in the card headlined by the defense of IBO/WBA middleweight world champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (28-0, 25 KO's) of against Ghana challenger Osumanu Adama (22-3, 16 KO's)
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Carlos Costa.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|NBA PLAYOFFS -- Gordon's return sparks Jazz to Game 5 win over Clips|
By Homer D. Sayson, Wed, 26 Apr 2017NBA PLAYOFFS -- Spurs take 3-2 lead over Grizz, Rockets advance
By Homer D. Sayson, Wed, 26 Apr 2017NANTAPECH BANKS ON HIS YOUTH TO PULL AN UPSET OVER NIETES
By Dong Secuya, Wed, 26 Apr 2017JACK ASIS MEETS HIS IDOL MANNY PACQUIAO
By , Wed, 26 Apr 2017LUCAS "LA MAQUINA" MATTHYSSE AND MAY 6 CANELO VS. CHAVEZ, JR. UNDERCARD FIGHTERS WORKOUT QUOTES
By , Wed, 26 Apr 2017WBC HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION DEONTAY WILDER MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL HIGHLIGHTS IN ADVANCE OF ANTHONY JOSHUA vs. WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO
By , Wed, 26 Apr 2017FITE TV streaming Kubrat Pulev vs. Kevin Johnson this Friday on PPV live from Bulgaria
By , Wed, 26 Apr 2017Adrien Broner Shooting 911 Calls -- Counting Bullets Is Hard (AUDIO)
By , Wed, 26 Apr 2017PACQUIAO RECEIVES WARM WELCOME IN BRISBANE
By Eddie Alinea of Spin.ph, Wed, 26 Apr 2017Smith stops Gabejan in 7
By , Wed, 26 Apr 2017NBA PLAYOFFS -- Raptors handle Bucks in Game 5, take 3-2 lead
By Maria Macatangay, Tue, 25 Apr 2017NBA PLAYOFFS -- How sweep it is; Warriors eliminate Blazers
By Homer D. Sayson, Tue, 25 Apr 2017TICKETS SALES FOR PACQUIAO-HORN EXPECTED TO SOAR AS PACQUIAO TOURS AUSTRALIA
By Eddie Alinea of Spin.ph, Tue, 25 Apr 2017OPSI SETS “WHO’S NEXT?” FIGHT SERIES IN BOHOL
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Tue, 25 Apr 2017FANS START FEARING FOR PACQUIAO
By Recah Trinidad, Tue, 25 Apr 2017PEÑALOSA FAVORS MELINDO OVER YAEGASHI
By Dong Secuya, Tue, 25 Apr 2017MANO A MANO: CANELO VS. CHAVEZ, JR BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO
By , Tue, 25 Apr 2017Results from the Spanish Federation MMA Championships
By , Tue, 25 Apr 2017LUZON BOXING WEEK ROUNDUP
By Salvador Lopez, Mon, 24 Apr 2017Adrien Broner Talks Shooting, 'Every Killer Wants a Celebrity On Their List' (VIDEO)
By , Mon, 24 Apr 2017TAPALES: “I'M MOVING UP IN WEIGHT” (PHOTOS)
By Dong Secuya, Mon, 24 Apr 2017HUMBLE PACQUIAO PROMISES TO DO HIS BEST AGAINST HORN
By Eddie Alinea of Spin.ph, Mon, 24 Apr 2017NANTAPECH ARRIVES TUESDAY IN CEBU FOR NIETES TITLE FIGHT
By , Mon, 24 Apr 2017Olympic Silver Medalists’ Villanueva, Velasco and Diaz featured in postage stamps
By , Mon, 24 Apr 2017