WATCH: Pinoy boxer Mig Elorde scores KO win in Kuala Lumpur
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 15, 2018 09:55 AM
Mig Elorde scored his 14th win via KO to kick off Fight of Champions in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (FILE PHOTO)
Filipno boxer Mig Elorde kicked Fight of Champions off in style after scoring a third-round KO against Thailand's Ratchanon Sawangsoda in the third round, Sunday morning at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Elorde wins via TKO in round 3! He knocks out Ratchanon thrice in round 3. pic.twitter.com/00KD8PRJnk— Karl Cedrick Basco (@cedrickkbasco) July 14, 2018
The grandson of Filipino boxing legend Gabriel "Flash" Elorde, 31-year old Mig outstruck his Thai counterpart, scoring three knockdowns in the third round en route to the stoppage win.
With his family cheering him on, including younger brother and PBA player Nico shouting instructions, Mig was able to finally score his first international win.
3 days before the fight, Elorde told ABS-CBN News he has not won a fight outside the country. “Pine-pressure ko na talaga sarili ko para manalo.” Now, he has 1. pic.twitter.com/GSY6aWXMa4— Karl Cedrick Basco (@cedrickkbasco) July 14, 2018
Mig, who is also the reigning WBO Asia Pacific Super Bantamweight Champion, improved to 26-1 in his professional career, with 14 wins coming via KO.