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Boxing by the Bay: Trongco KOs foe; Up and comers “Misako” and Macaso crowned WBC champions

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Renan “Little Pacquiao” Trongco scored a second round knockout against former WBC ABCO champion Roilo Golez in the main event of Elorde International Promotion’s Boxing by the Bay card at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall, Pasay City on Friday night.

A replacement for the injured Eduardo Hernandez of Mexico, Golez was able to stand his ground against the WBC International Flyweight title holder and showed confidence in their exchanges. At the same time, the Compostela Valley native tried to entertain the crowd with his in-ring antics that proved to be costly as it gave “Little Pacquiao” an opening to land his solid left uppercut that flushed the flamboyant Golez with one second remaining in the second round.

“Hindi ako nagpadala sa mga ginagawa niya dahil alam ko na style niya yun. Nakafocus ako sa gameplan namin at sabi ko sa sarili ko, ‘kapag tinamaan ko to ng solid, talagang bibigay ito,” said Trongco regarding his opponent’s showboating during the entire fight.

“Masaya ako na tinamaan ko siya at na-knockout ko siya.”

With the win, Trongco now rides on a five fight winning streak and improves his record to 17-4 with 10 KOs while Golez’s slides to his third consecutive loss.

In the feature co-main events, up and comers Joe “Misako” Noynay and Rolly Macaso emerged victorious in their respective title fights against their much experienced counterparts.

The 19-year old Noynay put a striking clinic, showcasing his range and pinpoint accuracy to win the vacant WBC Eurasia Pacific Boxing Council Super Bantamweight title via unanimous decision against Edison Berwela of Camarines Norte.

The 5-foot-8 Cebuano dictated the pace throughout their 12 round bout, utilizing his jab to fend off Berwela’s efforts to close the distance. In the latter rounds, Berwela tried to play catch-up by being aggressively trying for combinations but the lanky “Misako” was able to fend it by utilizing his footwork which set him up for a counter left hook that dropped Berwela in the final round to seal the victory.

“Unang una, nagpapasalamat ako sa ating Panginoong Hesus dahil hind naman ako mananalo kung hindi dahil sa kanya,” an estatic “Misako” told Tiebreaker Times. “Yung kalaban ko kasi beterano na ‘yun. Naka fifty fights na siya tapos ako walo pa lang. Pinaghandaan ko talaga siya dahil alam ko na gugulangan niya ako at gagamitin niya yung experience niya.”

“Masarap. Masarap dahil nakamit ko na ang pangarap kong magchampion. Hindi lang ito [ang gusto ko], gusto ko pa maging world champion.”

In the event’s second title bout, 21-year old Rolly Macaso was able to edge a determined JC Fransisco of Hardstone Boxing Gym in their 105lb bout for the WBC Eurasia Pacific Boxing Council Minimumweight title.

A tightly contested affair in the early rounds, the Elorde Paranaque representative started to gain momentum in the fourth round as he able to land hard shots to the head that resulted to a cut above Fransisco’s forehead. In the sixth round, Fransisco was deducted a point due to an inadverted low blow that kept him behind the scorecards further as “Bomba” continued to attack the body and kept him at bay to win the vacant minimumweight belt.

The supposed title fight for the WBC Eurasia Pacific Boxing Council’s super flyweight title between Cris Paulino and Lolito Sonsona was scrapped after Sonsona failed to pass pre-fight medical examinations.

Boxing by the Bay Results
June 5, 2015 – SM Mall of Asia Music Hall, Pasay City, Manila


Flyweight bout: Renan Trongco def. Roilo Golez by KO (Round 2)
WBC Eurasia Pacific Boxing Council Super Flyweight Championship: Joe Noynay def. Edison Berwela by UD to win championship
WBC Eurasia Pacific Boxing Council Minimumweight Championship: Rolly Macaso def. JC Francisco by UD to win championship
Flyweight bout: Rommel Oliveros def. Nowell Saguisa by UD
Bantamweight bout: Silvester Lopez def. Mike Espanosa by KO (Round 1)
Super Flyweight bout: Kenjie Monenio def. Ernie Mino Jr. by UD
Super Lightweight bout: Al Rivera def. Mark Sales by KO (Round 1)
Light flyweight bout: Robert Onggocan def. Antonio Melencion by TKO (Round 1)
Flyweight bout: Cris Ocana def. Nestor Juino by TKO (Round 1)

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