Pinoy Pride 40 Results: Magsayo, Santisima victorious
Santino Honasan on Apr 30, 2017 01:47 AM
Mark Magsayo made quick work of Tanzania's Issa Nampepeche
Newly-crowned IBF world flyweight champion Donnie "Ahas" Nietes was no doubt the biggest winner after Pinoy Pride 40, Saturday evening at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu, but also victorious earlier that night were his ALA Boxing Gym teammates Mark "Magnifico" Magsayo and Jeo "Santino" Santisima.
Magsayo had the quickest night among everyone, needing only a little over two minutes to dispatch Tanzania's Issa "Peche Boy" Nampepeche in their co-main event matchup.
The unbeaten ALA Boxing standout landed a left hook that sent Nampepeche to the mat, but the Tanzanian managed to answer the first ten-count. Magsayo made sure that his opposition wouldn't be getting back up a second time as he landed another solid left hook that dropped Nampepeche once more, forcing the referee to intervene.
The 21-year old Tacloban native improves to 16-0 in his young career with twelve knockouts.
Another one of ALA Boxing's top prospects, Santisima, picked up a gritty ten-round decision win over Indonesia's Master Suro.
While many expected the young Masbatenyo to run over his Indonesian foe, that wasn't the case come fight night, as Santisima, while dominant for all ten rounds, just couldn't put Suro away. Santisima unloaded combination after combination, and at times looked as if he was within moments of getting a stoppage, but the Indonesian managed to tough it out and push the young Pinoy pug to the distance.
After ten rounds, Santisima walked away with a clear-cut unanimous decision win, with all the judges scoring the fight 100-89 in favor of the ALA up-and-comer.
Santisima improves to 13-2 in his career, but sees his impressive streak knockouts snapped at ten straight fights.
Pinoy Pride 40: Domination Results:
IBF Flyweight Championship: Donnie Nietes def. Komgrich Nantapech via Unanimous Decision (115-113, 117-111, 117-111)
Mark Magsayo def. Issa Nampepeche via TKO, 2:05 R1
Jeo Santisima def. Master Suro via Unamimous Decision (100-89, 100-89, 100-89)
Virgel Vitor def. Michael Escobia via Unanimous Decision
Junrel Jimenez def. Romulo Ramayan via TKO, 2:46 R6
Christian Bacolod def. Mike Kinaadman via Unanimous Decision
Esneth Domingo def. Ramil Antaran via Unanimous Decision
John Kenan Villaflor def. Kenneth Gentallan
Catch the telecast of Pinoy Pride 40: Domination on Sunday, April 30, 3:30 pm on ABS-CBN channel 2 and 8:00 PM on S+A channel 23.