Suico makes presence felt, KOs George-A A +A
Saturday, February 9, 2013
FORMER Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) lightweight king and one-time world title challenger Randy “Kumong Bato” Suico made an auspicious comeback as he showed he still had the vaunted power punches when he scored a TKO win in the “Fist of Fury” in southern Cebu town Dalaguete Friday evening.
A vicious left hook to the head dropped William George to the canvas and referee Teddy Alivio immediately stopped the bout without even make a count and rewarded Suico the TKO victory just 1:54 in the first round of the scheduled 10-round contest.
The victory was Suico’s 31st win—his first since his majority decision victory over Arnel Tinampay in November 2010. Of the 31 wins, 26 of it were via knockouts. He also has eight losses and one draw.
Suico is now lined-up to challenge Jarrod Fletcher for the Pan-Asian Boxing Association (Paba) middleweight title in April 5 in Victoria, Australia.
Meanwhile, Virgilio Silvano scored a unanimous decision win over challenger Louie Arlos to keep his Philippines Boxing Federation (PBF) light-flyweight title.
Ringside judges scored the bout at 96-94, 97-93 and 96-94 all for Silvano, who improved 14-2-1, 8KOs, while Arlos dropped to 7-2, 2KOs.
Silvano solidified his hold at the top of the ranking and is now the mandatory challenger to Shin Ono of Japan for the OPBF Light Flyweight title.
In the other fights, Jhack ‘Golden Boy’ Tepora kept his immaculate ring record after scoring a TKO win against Mark Jhun Tubo at the 1:14 of the first round.
Tepora, a former National amateur gold medalist proved too quick and too powerful for Tubo, who was knocked down three times before referee Alivio stopped the bout.
Charlie Pucdol defeated Junie Salogaol by unanimous decision, Rowel Garcia scored a disqualification win over Richard Rosales at the 2:59 of the fifth round, Jimboy Haya drew with Kenan Villaflor, Brandon Tabares won by TKO against Ritchell Rosales at the 1:31 of the fourth round and Rez Padrogane defeated Mico Reyes via TKO at the 2:06 of the second round.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 10, 2013.