Mayol, Condes falter in world title bids-A A +A
Sunday, September 23, 2012
FILIPINO former world champions Rodel Mayol and Florante Condes both failed their attempt for a world title after dropping their fights yesterday.
The 31-year-old Cebuano Mayol’s dream of once again becoming a world champion was derailed after being stopped by Mexican International Boxing Federation (IBF) super flyweight champion Juan Carlos Sanchez in the ninth round at the Gimnasio Polifuncional in Los Mochis, Mexico.
Mayol was counted out by referee Allan Huggins in the 2:25 mark after being thrown out of the ring with a two-punch combination by Sanchez.
Mayol came into the fight coming off an impressive unanimous decision win over former world champion Julio Cesar Miranda.
Mayol, a former World Boxing Council (WBC) light flyweight titleholder, saw his five-fight winning streak end and fell to 31-6-2 with 22 knockouts, while the 21-year-old Sanchez had his second successful world title defense and improved to 15-1-1 with eight knockouts.
Condes, on the other hand, was outclassed by hometown hero Hekkie Budler via unanimous decision at the Emperors Palace in Gauteng, South Africa in their mini-flyweight clash for the lesser-known International Boxing Organization.
All three judges were convinced that the 24-year-old South African Budler won by a huge margin with scores of 116-112, 118-110 and 115-113.
The 32-year-old Condes, a former IBF mini-flyweight titleholder, suffered his second straight loss and dropped to 25-7-1 with 21 knockouts, while Budler upped his slate to 21-1 with six knockouts.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 24, 2012.