Former WBC and Ring Magazine flyweight champ Sonny Boy Jaro of the Jaro Boxing stable made sure that he stays in his best fighting form as he made quick work of Albert Alcoy of Marinduque City on Sunday night at the Angono Sports Complex, Rizal.
The 32-year-old Jaro who is aiming for another world title crack following a successful 2014 overpowered Alcoy with brutal body shots in the 2nd round that forced the referee to stop the fight after Alcoy went down twice. Official time was 1:51.
“I always want to be in shape because a title fight could happen anytime,” said Jaro. “We are targeting the winner of the WBC super flyweight fight between champion Carlos Cuadras and former WBA champion Luis “Nica” Concepcion of Mexico. I want to be a world champion again, I’m willing to fight them anywhere, anytime,” he closed.
This was Jaro’s 1st win this 2015 after racking four straight impressive victories last year. With the KO win, the Negros Occidental native improved his record to 39-13-5 with 28 big wins coming by way of knockout.
In the evening’s main event, the sellout crowd at the Angono Sports Complex witnessed history as the 2nd heavyweight championship match held in the Philippines, after the “Thrilla in Manila”, took place.
Muscular Rio “The Typhoon” Hidaka of Japan displayed his superior power and physical strength against David Koswara of Indonesia en route to a sensational knockout at 1:01 of the 1st round to capture the vacant WBC Asia Continental heavyweight title.
The Japanese sensation wasted no time in going for the kill from the opening bell. A perfectly placed left hook to the body flattened his Indonesian counterpart for good. Hidaka improved to 11-2 with 9 KO’s after the title victory.
Takamori Akita of Japan captured the vacant WBC Asia Continental Super Lightweight championship with an annihilating first round knockout of Filipino Dizon Cag-Ong.
The 32-year-old Akita was too much for Cag-Ong as a powerful right hook to the body ended the night for the Filipino title aspirant. Official time was 40 seconds.
This was Akita’s 3rd straight knockout victory after dropping a split decision loss to Australian Mohammed Elomar last June 2013. The victory also improved the Japanese’s record to 10-4-1 with eight wins coming by way of knockout.
Unbeaten super featherweight favorite Boyose Singwangcha of Cebu (14-0-1, 10 KOs) was impressive again with a second round knockout over Cris Leon of Mandaluyong City.
Singwangcha dominate Leon in the first round, then knocked out his fellow Filipino with a brutal left uppercut to the body in the second. Referee waved the fight at the 2:51 mark of the round.
Thrilla in Angono
February 15, 2015 – Angono Sports Complez, Rizal City
WBC Asia Continental Heavyweight Championship: Rio Hidaka def. David Koswara by KO, Rd 1
WBC Asia Continental Super Lightweight Championship: Takamori Akita def. Dizon Cag-ong by TKO, Rd 1 (:40)
Bantamweight bout: Sonnyboy Jaro def. Albert Alcoy by TKO, Rd 2 (1:51)
Super Flyweight bout: Kyota Otsuka vs. Jeven Villacite ended in a Split Draw (77-75, 75-77, 76-76)
Super Bantamweight bout: Former WBO Asia Pacific champion Kenichi Yamagichi def. Hendrik Borongsay of Indonesia by unanimous decision (60-53, 60-53, 60-53)
Super Featherweight bout: Jung Mun Sun vs. Danny Manosa ended in a split draw (58-56, 58-56, 57-57)
Super Featherweight bout: Boyose Singwangcha def. Cris Leon by KO, Rd2 (2:51)
Super Bantamweight bout: Danny Tampipi def. Lee Ji hwan of Korea by split decision (56-55 55-56, 56-55)*
Featherweight bout: Benjie Suganob def. Ryan Soliveres by KO, Rd1
Super Bantamweight bout: Crisanto Contemprato def. Remus Orcada by KO, Rd1 2:47
Flyweight bout: Vincent Bautista def. Suh Da Won by majority decision (58-56, 58-56, 57-57)
Super Bantamweight bout: Daniel Pena and Pablito Canada ended in to a Technical Draw**
Featherweight bout: Roman Canto def. Marco Niones by TKO, Rd2
*Tampipi deducted a point in the 4th due to an illegal punch to a downed opponent
**Fight was stopped after Pena suffered a cut in his right eye in the 2nd round