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Magsayo retains WBO International crown in dominant fashion; Santisima thrills

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Tiebreaker Times Magsayo retains WBO International crown in dominant fashion; Santisima thrills Boxing News  Pinoy Pride 41 Melvin Jerusalem Mark Magsayo KJ Cataraja Joey Canoy Jeo Santisima Goodluck Mrema Daniel Diaz Albert Pagara ALA Promotions

In his first main event fight, Pinoy Pride 41 headliner Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo (17-0) proved that he is worthy of the billing.

The 22-year old retained his WBO International Featherweight title with a first-round stoppage of Nicaragua’s Daniel Diaz (23-8-2) at the IEC Convention Center in downtown Cebu, Saturday Night.

Magsayo wasted no time dismantling Diaz, dropping him first with a combination of power shots but the Nicaraguan was able to get up before the eight count. Magnifico followed it up with a series of left hooks that almost sent the challenger to the canvas for his second knockdown.

Magsayo then put on the finishing touches on Diaz with a double left hook that forced referee Danrex Tapdasan to stop the fight at 1:45 mark of the first round.Tiebreaker Times Magsayo retains WBO International crown in dominant fashion; Santisima thrills Boxing News  Pinoy Pride 41 Melvin Jerusalem Mark Magsayo KJ Cataraja Joey Canoy Jeo Santisima Goodluck Mrema Daniel Diaz Albert Pagara ALA Promotions

In the co-main event, Jeo Santisima (14-2) added another knockout win to his resume, handing then-undefeated Goodluck Mrema (16-1) his first loss of his career in the first round first round.

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Santino connected a huge overhand that sent the Tanzanian face first to the canvas, thrilling the Cebuano crowd in attendance.

In a night full of stoppages, minimumweights Joey Canoy (13-3-1) and Melvin Jerusalem (11-2) put on a show in front of the packed Cebuano crowd. In the end, Canoy was able to outlast the one-time world title challenger with his tireless work rate and come out the victor via unanimous decision.

Also in the undercard, Albert Pagara (28-1) and KJ Cataraja (6-0) scored knockout wins over Aekkawee Kaewmanee (16-10) and Lony Cadayday (4-2-2) respectively.

Pinoy Pride 41: New Generation Warriors results
July 8, 2017 – IEC Convention Center, Cebu City, Cebu


WBO International Featherweight Championship: Mark Magsayo def. Daniel Diaz (KO, 1st)
Super Bantamweight bout: Jeo Santisima def. Goodluck Mrema (TKO, 1st)
Minimumweight bout: Joey Canoy def. Melvin Jerusalem (UD)
Featherweight bout: Albert Pagara def. Aekkawee Kaewmanee (KO, 4th)
Flyweight bout: KJ Cataraja def. Lony Cadayday (KO, 1st)
Flyweight bout: Junrel Jimenez def. Margarito Moya (KO, 3rd)
Flyweight bout: Esneth Domingo def. John Kenan Villaflor (UD)
Flyweight bout: Jino Macapobre def. Rolien Getalada (MD)

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