By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.
World Boxing Organization (WBO) world featherweight champion Óscar Valdez held on to the title after defeating Genesis ‘Azukal’ Servania of Bacolod City via unanimous decision over the weekend at the Tucson Arena in Tucson, Arizona in the United States.
The Negrense boxer is already looking for a rematch.
“Many loved the way I fought,” he said. “I know I hurt Valdez during our fight.”
While Valdez was knocked down in the fourth, the defending champion responded and forced Servania to the canvas in the following round.
While the Mexican fighter picked up momentum throughout the remainder of the fight, the Filipino boxer stayed on defense.
Judge Dennis O’Connell scored the fight 116-110, Levi Martinez ruled 115-111, and Rubin Rocky Taylor reached a 117-109 decision.
Meanwhile, Nonito ‘The Filipino Flash’ Donaire claimed the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) featherweight title yesterday after defeating Ruben Garcia Hernandez via unanimous decision at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas./JSG, WDJ