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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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Servania suffers 2nd loss

BACK TO 126. Genesis Servania (shown here in an earlier fight in Japan) will return to the 126-pound division after losing badly in his attempt to rejoin the 122-pound division. (SunStar file)

FORMER world title challenger Genesis Servania suffered his second career setback following a unanimous decision defeat at the hands of unbeaten Carlos Castro last Monday (PHL time), Feb. 11, at the Save Mart Arena in Fresno, California.

The 24-year-old Castro got the nod of all three judges with scores of 98-92, 99-91 and 100-90.

“We lost on points. Genesis suffered a huge cut in the second round and the opponent ran and outboxed him,” Servania’s coach and good friend Mark Gil Melligen told SunStar Cebu.

Servania got a cut above his right eye in the second round. According to Melligen, it was due to a headbutt but the referee ruled it as a legal punch.

The 27-year-old Servania gave his all but Castro was too slippery and was more accurate with his punches.

“It was a great fight because you know Genesis, he fights with all heart,” said Melligen.

Castro remained unbeaten with a record of 22-0 with nine knockouts and won the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas super bantamweight belt.

Servania, on the other hand, suffered just his second career defeat and dropped to a 32-2 slate with 15 knockouts.

Servania, who’s highly rated in the featherweight division, dropped down in weight in an attempt at a run in the super bantamweight division.

However, it seems as if Servania has already outgrown the 122-pound weight category, a weight division he campaigned for most of his career. (EKA)


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