Bornea earns WBF super flyweight title in 8th round TKO
DAVAO CITY — Jake Bornea floored Renerio Arizala with a thunderclap of punches in the eighth round to claim the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) intercontinental super flyweight title Saturday.
The slugger from General Santos City threw a combination in the midsection that opened up Arizala’s chin late in the round to the delight of the partisan crowd at the Waterfront Insular Hotel Pavilion here.
Highly-acclaimed international referee Tony Weeks had seen enough and prevented Arizala from receiving more punishment. He declare Bornea winner by technical knockout.
Weeks is widely known for officiating the blue-chip fights of Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao against Marco Antonio Barrera, Oscar Dela Hoya and the third installment of his clash with Juan Manuel Marquez.
It was the sixth career knockout of the 21-year-old Bornea, who came from the stable of Jim Claude Manangquil, out of 12 victories in 14 fights while Arizala, one of the prized wards of the Penalosa Boxing Stable in Mandaluyong City, got his seventh defeat in 21 fights, including a single draw.
Rosekie Cristobal seized the vacant Philippine Boxing Federation (PBF) lightweight title with a sixth-round stoppage of Alvin Makiling of Cagayan de Oro City.
Cristobal was behind in the judges’ scorecards in the fourth and fifth rounds before he sprang a surprise in the sixth with powerful combinations that forced the referee to end Makiling’s agony.
The southpaw from President Roxas, Cotabato received a golden belt from PBF President Lope Sarreal Jr., who was joined in the ring by Games and Amusements Board Chairman Abraham Kahlil Mitra and boxing benefactor Naris Singwangcha from Thailand.
Other winners in earlier bouts were bantamweight Ryan Lumacad, welter Adones Cabalquinto, light fly Rene Mark Cuarto, super flyweights Vincent Astrolabio and Raymond Tabugon, flyweight Ivan Soriano and featherweight Jing Aguan. /atm
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