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Pinoy Pride XIV Results: Nietes retain world title; 2 Filipino Pugs Grab Regional Belts

2 Jun

ALA Promotions’ Pinoy Pride series had a successful event in Resorts World Manila last night. Two Filipinos were able to capture regional belts while Donnie Nietes retained his World Boxing Organization (WBO) light flyweight title. Many of the winners last night were either born or based in Cebu as ALA Gym is based Talamban, Cebu City. Here are the results of the matches:

Nietes is still the WBO light flyweight king (photo from philboxing.com)

Donnie Nietes (30-1-3 16KOs) wins via unanimous decision over Felipe Salguero (16-3-1 11KOs) to retain his WBO light flyweight belt.

The judges were unanimous in giving the pride of Bacolod City a win over the gritty Mexican challenger.  The WBO light flyweight champ hit timely punches to stunt the aggressive and durable Salguero. Two judges scored 116-112 for Nietes while the third one at 115-113. Nietes is on a 17-bout winning run dating back 2005. Nietes likewise ended Felipe Salguero’s 13 match winning streak.

Milan Melindo (27-0-0 11KOs) knocks out Jesus Geles (13-3-1 5KOs) for the WBO International flyweight belt.

Melindo never gave the taller and heavier Geles a chance as he sent the Colombian to the canvass three times in the first round for the KO win. The official time was 2:21 of the opening round. Melindo is now undefeated in 27 career bouts.  He upgraded his Inter-Continental belt to an International belt. It will not be for long that the Cebu-based El Metodico will figure in a world title bout.

Azucal and ALA Team celebrates! (via philboxing.com)

Genesis Servania (18-0-0 6KOs)  TKOs Genaro Garcia (38-9-0 22KOs) in the 12th round for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) International Silver super bantamweight title

20 year old Genesis “Azucal” Servania gave the 34 year old Mexico’s Genaro “Poblanito” Garcia a sweet remembrance of the Mexican’s visit to Manila by knocking out the challenger in the 12th round. Garcia who was boasting of emerging victorious prior to last night’s bout gave the young Filipino fighter a difficult time and was even leading in the scorecard of one of the judges before he fell to the canvass twice in the final round. With the win, the Cebu-based Bacolod City native Servania retained his undefeated professional record. Azucal also grabbed his first ever title.

Arthur Villanueva (19-0-0 12KOs) earns a split decision win over Jeffrey Cerna (12-5-0 5KOs)

Arthur “El Matador” Villanueva kept his immaculate record after surviving a bloody fight against southpaw Jeffrey Cerna. Judges Samson Libres and Gil Co gave him the bout while Judge Greg Ortega scored it for Cerna.

Arjan Canillas (7-0-1 5KOs) had a majority decision win over Warren Manbuanag (2-2-1 1KO)

Toledo City’s Canillas remained undefeated as he eked out a majority decision over Mandaluyong’s Warren Manbuanag.  Greg Ortega scored it 57-56 for Canillas. Raul Mandin saw it 58-55 also for Canillas while Romeo Yulo thought it was a draw.

Ralph Jhon Lulu (5-0-1 3KOs) fashioned a unanimous decision victory over Boyce Sultan (6-2-0 4KOs)

Lulu capitalized early as he knocked down Sultan in the first round to win his 5th bout in 6 professional fights. Sultan suffered his second straight defeat after starting his career with a string of 6 victories.

Juren Labordo (4-0-0 1KO) shut out Fel Morales (0-3-0)

In a battle between of an undefeated prospect and a winless fighter, the favorite won all rounds for the expected victory. The judges gave Labordo all four rounds to keep his perfect record intact.

Eljohn Evangelista (2-1-0) beats Takaoki Noma (0-2-0)

The opening bout of the fight of Pinoy Pride 14 fight card was won by Filipino Eljohn Evangelista via unanimous decision.  Evangelista and Japanese fighter Noma traded knock downs in the first round in the action-packed opening bout.

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