Kapangan pug also wins in Twin Rumble-A A +A
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
PHILIPPINE Boxing Federation featherweight champion Alvin Tam proved he’s ready to take on bigger fights after stopping Prell Tupas in an eight round unanimous decision as the undercard in La Trinidad’s ‘Twin Rumble’.
Tam scored a 79-73, 80-72, 79-73, for his 12thcareer win and bounced back from a sorry first round knock–out against Yukihiro Nakamura in Tokyo, Japan last June. The win earned him the fight of the night honors including P10,000 in cash prize.
Tupas and Tam engaged each other in a box off with the PBF featherweight champion landing some telling blows to the body but Tupas is also a tough nut to crack of the box-off presented by LTBM Highland Boxing Promotions.
Fellow Kapangan native Nathan Bolcio also scored a unanimous victory against Gerald Ubatay marking his return to boxing after a one year hiatus in the event aimed at helping rebuild St. James High School in Besao, Mt. Province and a kidney patient of La Trinidad, Benguet.
Bolcio did not mind the one year lay-off in stopping Ubatay earning his 11th win after suffering two straight setbacks against Pungluang Sor Singyu and Tomoki Kameda despite a huge victory against Pichitchai Twins Gym and winning the vacant WBC Youth Intercontinental super flyweight title in April 7, 2011.
Mt. Province native Rex Wa-o earlier notched his fourth career win in four fights after stopping Jonel Borbon in the second round of their six-round encounter in the event backed by Smart, MJ Gacad, PureGold, Beneco, municipality of Besao, Mt. Province, Department of Public Works and Highways, Benguet province, and San Miguel Beer.
Stephen Gelawa also stayed unbeaten after three fights by finishing Arnel Taganas in the second round of their bout scheduled for six rounds with Lepanto Consolidated Mining Corp., Benguet Rep. Ronald Cosalan, and the City Government of Baguio backing the event.
Gelawa landed several body punches in the second round that resulted to an early knock out of Taganas who suffered his sixth loss against two wins while Jay-ar Estremos won his seventh fight with a five round knock-out of Micheal Borja. (Roderick Osis)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on October 17, 2012.