Twin setbacks for Filipino boxers | Inquirer Sports

Twin setbacks for Filipino boxers

/ 01:37 AM September 01, 2015

BANGKOK—Bantamweight Mario Fernandez gave his all against his top-seeded foe from Kazakhstan but fell short Sunday, bowing out of contention in the ASBC Asian Boxing Championships here.

Fernandez put up a decent fight but couldn’t take full control of the fight, giving Kairat Yeraliyev a 3-0 victory.

Yeraliyev, who defeated Fernandez in their first meeting in 2013, suffered cuts on the left eyebrow as a result of the Filipinos’ left hook right in the first round.


Fernandez kept on apologizing to Filipino team officials after the loss, saying he felt he did enough to win the bout.

Lightweight Charly Suarez, who also lost Saturday evening, and Fernandez are out of the hunt for slots to the Aiba World Championships in Doha in October.Light fly Rogen Ladon and welterweight Eumir Felix Marcial made their debut late Sunday.

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