CEBU

Catalan, Torres in twin defeat

FORMER world title challenger Rene Catalan and teammate Jomary Torres both suffered defeat in ONE Championship: “Big Bang” on Friday night, Dec. 4, 2020, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.

The 41-year-old Catalan’s hopes for a rematch with ONE strawweight champion Joshua Pacio may just have to wait after suffering a first round knockout loss to fast-rising South African prospect Bokang Masunyane.

It only took 37 seconds fof Masunyane to end Catalan’s night. Catalan shot for a takedown that was well defended by Masunyane.

The 26-year-old South African landed a knee and as Catalan was backing off from the clinch Masunyane landed his shin on his jaw that knocked him out cold.

Catalan, ranked No. 3 in the strawweight division, suffered his second straight loss and dropped to 6-4, while Masunyane remained unbeaten with 8-0.

Meanwhile, Torres lost a first round technical knockout in the hands of unbeaten Indian prospect Ritu Phogat.

Phogat totally dominated Torres in the fight. He took Torres down and later on unleashed a vicious ground-and-pound from the crucifix postion that forced the referee to stop it in the 3:55 mark.

Torres fell to 4-5, while Phogat is still undefeated with 4-0. (EKA)


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