THE bout between Jimrex Jaca and Pipino Cuevas Jr. didn’t turn out as ALA Promotions president Michael Aldeguer expected.

Instead of a war, Cuevas Jr., who looked out of shape, didn’t put up much of a fight against Jaca last Saturday night in ALA Promotions’ “Philippines vs. The World” boxing event at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu City.

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“Cuevas got hit with a legitimate punch but I expected more from him,” Aldeguer told Sun.Star Cebu.

Before the boxing event, Aldeguer anticipated the Jaca and Cuevas fight to steal the show. However, the young boxing promoter was proven wrong as Cuevas immediately went down with a vicious left straight to the jaw in the first round.

The 30-year-old Mexican, who is the son of the former Mexican world champion of the 70’s with the same name, didn’t bother to stand up as the referee counted him out.

“I don’t know if he was in top shape. I thought he could’ve delivered better. But personally, I’m disappointed,” Aldeguer said of Cuevas, who even looked flabby in the midsection.

Aldeguer expected more from Cuevas Jr. because of his good credentials, being a former World Boxing Council Latino super featherweight champion with a credible record of 14 wins and five losses and 12 knockouts.

“Sayang. It could have been a good fight,” he said.

Aldeguer said because of that fight, they now have a difficult time evaluating the progress of the 27-year-old Jaca, who had a successful comeback run after a short retirement from boxing.

“We will bring in better fighters and challengers for him,” said Aldeguer. “We will give him a better fight against a better contender.”