RP’s Bautista KOs Mexican in 2nd round

Rey “Boom-Boom” Bautista of the Philippines knocked out Genaro Camargo of Mexico in the second of a 12-round match at the Invasion: Philippines vs The World boxing event Sunday morning at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.

Bautista knocked down the Mexican twice in the first round and sent him down for the third and final time at 2:08 of the second round. Bautista thus retained his World Boxing Organization (WBO) super bantamweight title.

In the second bout, Ciso Morales of the Philippines also defeated Yoo-Shin Kim in a 12-round match, which the referee stopped in 2:24 of the fourth round, seeing that Yoo-Shin, face bloodied with a cut on the left eye, had taken enough punishment from the Filipino, who successfully retained his WBO oriental super bantamweight title.

In the first bout, A.J. “Bazooka” Banal of the Philippines defeated Caril Herrera of Uruguay in a referee-stopped fight in the fourth of a 12-round bout.

Herrera had to take a standing eight-count in the third round after being brought down to his knees by a series of face punches by Banal. The fight, ruled a technical knockout in favor of the Filipino, was stopped at 1:18 into the fourth round.

The first match, an eliminator for the the International Boxing Federation (IBF) move up to the No. 1 spot, is an undercard in the defense of Gerry Peñalosa for his World Boxing Organization bantamweight title against Ratanachai Sor Vorapin of Thailand.

The other undercard features Rey “Boom-Boom” Bautista vs Genaro Camargo of Mexico for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) inter-continental super bantamweight title.

Among the spectators at the event were Sen. Ramon Revilla and Manny Pacquiao, the new World Boxing Council super featherweight champion, with wife Jinkee. – GMANews.TV

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