The Time Has Come: Donaire blasts through Bedak in three, Magsayo stops Avalos
Santino Honasan on Apr 24, 2016 02:14 AM
Nonito Donaire stopped Zsolt Bedak in three rounds to retain his WBO Super Bantamweight Championship
It took Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire only three rounds to knock out Hungarian challenger Zsolt “Mr. Left Hook” Bedak and retain his WBO World Super Bantamweight championship, Saturday evening at the Cebu City Sports Complex in Cebu City.
After a fairly even first round, Donaire picked up the pace in the second round, dropping Bedak midway through the second round. In an ironic twist, it was a devastating left hook that connected flush on Mr. Left Hook’s chin that dropped him for the second time with just mere seconds left in the second round.
Late in the third round, Donaire dropped Bedak yet again, and the referee decided that it was enough, much to the delight of the partisan Pinoy crowd in Cebu City.
The official stoppage came in at 2:44 of the third round making it a successful first title defense for The Filipino Flash.
“Sabi ni Dad, dapat under six rounds,” Donaire said, post-fight. “Magagawan natin ng paraan ‘yan, sabi ko.” The champ added with a laugh.
When asked about what the future holds, Donaire said he’s ready for whoever, whether it be Carl Frampton or a rematch with Guillermo Rigondeaux.
Mark Magsayo knocks out Chris Avalos in Six Rounds
Getting truly tested for the first time in his young career, ALA Boxing prodigy Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo weathered an early storm to claim the vacant WBO International Featherweight Championship over former world title challenger Chris “The Hitman” Avalos.
Magsayo came out in the first round, guns blazing, as if looking for an early finish. Magsayo came close to getting the finish in the second round, lighting Avalos up early and rocking the American. Late in the second round however, it was Avalos who was landing the bigger shots, and managed to put the Pinoy pug on skates.
Avalos was more dominant in the third frame, dropping Magsayo and kept the young gun on the defensive for the rest of the round.
Magsayo managed to survive the Avalos onslaught and began picking up steam towards the sixth frame.
Midway through the sixth, Magsayo unloaded on Avalos, who was left unable to effective defend himself, forcing referee Danrex Tapdasan to intervene.
The jubilant Magsayo jumped into his trainers’ arms, as he claimed his third title in only fourteen professional bouts.
Magsayo remains unbeaten in his fourteen bout pro career, and a world title shot should be on the horizon soon.
Pagara, Fleming Earn Decision Wins
Another Pinoy boxer shined in front of his home country, as Jason “El Nino” Pagara earned a ten round decision win over Mexican Miguel “Mikol” Zamudio.
Pagara and Zamudio battled hard for ten rounds, with Pagara getting bloodied midway through the bout, but Zamudio had some battle scars of his own, leaving the bout with a huge mouse on his left eye.
In the end, Pagara did enough to earn a 99-91, 98-92, 98-92 unanimous decision win.
In the co-main event, Australian Paul “2 Gunz” Fleming took home the vacant WBC Continental Americas Super Featherweight Championship, scoring a unanimous decision win over Mexican Miguel Angel “Ranita” Gonzales.
Fleming and Gonzales put on a good, back and forth battle, with Fleming earning the 96-93, 97-92, 97-92 decision win.
WBO World Super Bantamweight Championship: Nonito Donaire def. Zsolt Bedak - TKO (2:44, R3)
WBC Continental Americas Super Featherweight Championship: Paul Fleming def. Miguel Angel Gonzales - Unanimous Decision (96-93, 97-92, 97-92)
WBO International Featherweight Championship: Mark Magsayo def. Chris Avalos - TKO (1:55 R6)
Jason Pagara def. Miguel Zamudio - Unanimous Decision (99-91, 98-92, 98-92)
Rocky Fuentes def. Romnick Magos - Majority Decision (78-74, 76-76, 78-74)
Jeo Santisima def. Tabthong Tor Buamas - TKO (2:59, R1)
Christian Bacolod def. Marlou Sandoval - TKO (1:49, R1)
Virgel Vitor def. Paulo Perono - TKO (1:12, R3)
Lorenz Ladrada def. Renjie Sabanal - Unanimous Decision (39-37, 39-37, 39-37)