Nardo loses title bid again

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Monday, July 21, 2014


REIGNING Philippine Boxing Federation (PBF) super bantamweight champion Jerry Nardo (19 wins, 5 losses with 10 KOs) of Escalante City, Negros Occidental seems to be losing his monicker.

He suffered another setback after losing another title bid against newly-crowned World Boxing Union (WBU) lightweight champion Brett William Smith (19 wins, a draw and 2 losses with 9 KOs) of Australia over the weekend in the ACE Boxing’s “The Last Stand” held in Queensland, Australia.

The Top Prime Stable fighter failed to bring home the championship belt for the second time following a seventh round technical decision loss against Smith due to an accidental head butt in the fourth round.

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After Round 7, the judges scored the fight: 64-69, 65-68 and 66-69 – all for Smith.

Nardo first failed to capture the title last year in a controversial unanimous decision loss against another Australian Corey McConnell for the WBU super featherweight belt which was also held in the latter’s hometown in Southport RSL, Queensland after Australian judges Paul Tapley and Wally Lewis scored 119-109 while Allan Burford has it 120-108.

Currently, Top Prime Stable of Rev. Henry Guanzon has three PBF champions, including flyweight champion Juan “The Punisher” Purisima, bantamweight champion Rhay Rhay “Striker” Guanzon, and Nardo.(HGD)

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on July 21, 2014.

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