Five Filipino-Pride Boxers Won in California ~ Kwentology


Five Pinoy boxers won their battles on "Pinoy Pride 33: Philippines vs. the World" held at Stubhub Center in Carson, California. In the main event WBO junior flyweight champion Donnie Nietes (37-1-4, 21 KOs) successfully defended his title. After winning by unanimous decision with scores of 119-109, 119-109, 120-108 against Juan Alejo, (21-4, 13 KOs) of Mexico. Nietes also continuously beat his record as the longest active titleholder, he holding his title from 2007 and have not been defeated since 2004.
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Meanwhile, in the very first round, Mark Magsayo, (12-0, 10 KOs) marked his victory against previously unbeaten Yardley Suarez (13-1, 8 KOs) and retain his IBF Youth featherweight title. In the opening round, Magsayo immediately release an offense that struck a powerful right and sharp left hook that blew Suarez. Suarez insisted to resume the fight, but he can't bear the brunt he received from a 20-year-old Filipino boxer.

Junior welterweight Jason Pagara (37-2, 23 KOs) also won his fight against Nicaragua's Santos Benavides (25-8-2, 19 KOs). Jason knocked Benavides for three times, a reason to stop the fight at the remaining 2:53 of round two.

Also, Albert, Jason's Pagara brother won his boxing match against William Gonzales. Albert struck the Nicaraguan boxer on the remaining 2:20 of round six and gained the WBO Intercontinental junior featherweight title.

Add to the winning list, the Philippines-born Hawaiian-raised super flyweight Bruno Escalante, (14-1-1, 6 KOs) won against Nestor Ramos, (6-3-1, 2 KOs) of Mexico via unanimous decision.
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