By Adrian Stewart Co
In a battle among two Negrense boxers, the Bacolod City-native Roy Sumugat got the batter of Sipalay City, Negros Occidental-native fighter Glenn Bismanos.
Sumugat stretched his winning streak to three matches following his sixth round stoppage victory over Bismanos at the Urdaneta Cultural Sports Complex in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan.
Sumugat was the aggressor since the opening bell as he smothered Bismanos with his left and right combinations before finishing him off in the sixth frame with volume punches.
With the victory, Sumugat raises his boxing record to 12-11-1, with six knockout victories, while Bismanos remained unfortunate to drop to 6-2-4, with four stoppage triumphs.
Ilonggo boxer Arnel Baconaje also extended his winning streak to three after a unanimous decision win over Danny Tampipi in the undercard of boxing card presented by Robert Hill of VSP Boxing and Cucuy Elorde of UKC Pro Boxing Edition.
Baconaje was on points since the opening round as he connected vicious hits against Tampipi. The latter also managed to land his blows in some rounds but were not enough as the Ilonggo pugilist got away with 60-52, 60-52, 60-52 score from the judges.
With the victory, the 27-year-old Baconaje improved his ring record to 14-4-0 win-loss-draw, including 11 stoppage wins, while the 32-year-old Tampipi suffered his third straight defeat to drop to 9-13-2 slate, with five knockout wins.
Ilonggo fighter Jules Victoriano (9-4-0, 6 KOs), meanwhile, failed to get back on the winning track as he suffered a fourth round technical knockout defeat to John Lawrence Ordonio (7-2-1, 4 KOs)./ASC, WDJ