By ADRIAN STEWART CO
Loses continued to pile up for Bacolodnon fighter Robert Ates after he suffered a unanimous decision defeat to veteran Regie Suganob over the weekend at the IPI Compound in Mandaue City, Cebu.
It was a tough break for the Bacolod City, Negros Occidental-native as this was his eighth consecutive defeat despite managing to keep in step with undefeated Suganob in their match.
With the loss, the 29-year-old Ates saw his record slumped to 4-8-0 win-loss-draw, including two victories by way of stoppages, while Suganob hiked his slate to 5-0-0, including one KO win.
Meanwhile, Bacolodnon boxer Ricky delos Santos failed to extend his winning streak as his supposed boxing match with former Olympian Mark Anthony Barriga in the boxing card was cancelled.
While no reason was given for the sudden cancellation, it was supposed to be a comeback fight for Barriga, who last stepped in the ring in 2018 when he was defeated by Carlos Licona of the USA.
The 21-year-old Delos Santos was armed with a two-game winning run heading into the match after beating Antiqueno Romeo Anselmo in their two meetings last year in Bacolod City.
This was the second bubble boxing event by Cebu City-based Omega Sports and MTK Global. The first one was held last October 7 which was also the first time in the Philippines./ASC, WDJ