SONSHINE Boxing bets Edrin "The Sting" Dapudong and Lorenzo "Thunderbolt" Villanueva scored knockout victories over their respective opponents in the Boxing Revolution 3: No Guts No Glory held at the Almendras Gym Davao City Recreation Center Friday evening.

Dapudong connected with a crunching left hook to the body that left his opponent Richard Garcia cringing in pain until the referee stopped the bout at 2:19 of the second round of their main event clash. The knockout came on the heels of a first round with not much action as both boxers were measuring each other up.

With the win, North Cotabato native Dapudong improved his record to 31 wins, 19 knockouts with six losses.

"Wala ko nag-expect nga ma-knockout nako siya sa second round. Tan-aw man gud nako ato kay mag-abot gyud mi ug 10 rounds. Pero plano na gyud namo nga atakehon gyud namo siya sa body ug sayo para ma-open na siya sa mga musunod nga round (I didn't expect to knock him out in the second round. I thought we will reach 10 rounds. But we already planned to attack him in the body so that he would be open in the next rounds)," Dapudong said.

He added that the knockout victory was his gift to himself as he celebrated his 29th birthday also on Friday, the day of the fight.

In the supporting event, it only took 34 seconds for Villanueva to demolish Hagibis Quiñones in the first round. Villanueva came out of his corner with guns blazing as he went on to connect two consecutive right-left combinations that floored his opponent. The referee was not given a chance to finish the 10 count as Quinones' corner stepped into the ring and threw in the towel.

"Blessing talaga sa akin na naka-knockout ako ngayong gabi. Di ko din inexpect na ganoon kaaga pero nakatama talaga ako ng malakas eh. Pero sabi naman ni coach sa akin na maghanap lang ako ng timing at di tatagal ang laban," Villanueva said.

Villanueva, thus, improved his record to 29 wins with 25 KOs and one loss.

In the other co-main event bout, it was a case of complacent defense from the part of Sonshine's Roland "Smooth Operator" Magbanua after getting knocked out at 2:59 of the sixth round by former Philippine Boxing Federation (PBF) flyweight champ Rey Las Piñas.

Magbanua was pulling ahead in the score cards for the first five rounds until his defense went lackadaisical in the sixth. That was when Las Piñas connected with a vicious overhand right that shut the lights out for Magbanua.

In an interview with Sun.Star Davao, Magbanua admitted that he had his guard down saying, "Kailangan kong iimprove ang depensa ko dahil pagminsan tumatapon ka ng suntok, nakakalimutan mong itaas balik ang kamay at nakita ko na dun ako nagkamali."

He added that the initial game plan was to score points over Las Piñas but it was just unfortunate for him that he got clipped with a solid shot to the chin.

Those who won in the undercards were Gerald Alvarez over Prince Canonero via second round KO; Arnold Garde over Johnny Belo via second round KO; Roskie Cristobal over JR Mendoza via unanimous decision; Vergil Deguma over Frejun Dela Cruz via unanimous decision; Rommel Asenjo over Michael Rodriguez via unanimous decision; Joe Tejores over Alvin Lagumbay via unanimous decision; Jose Ocampo over Jaime Barcelona via unanimous decision and Rommel Asenjo over Michael Rodriguez via unanimous decision.

The event was presented by the Sonshine Sports Management Inc. and supported by the city government of Davao, Teo Datu Parpan 3T3 Holders In. Proline Electro System, Pepsi Cola Products, Virginia Foods, Davao Marina Tuna, Sysbase Children’s Publishing, Wisdom Educational Material Publishing and North Point.