Negrense Rosia KO’s foe, bags GAB title

Posted by watchmen
November 3, 2021
Posted in SPORTS

By Adrian Stewart Co

Negrense boxer Rowel Rosia knocked down Cris Paulino in six rounds to clinch the Philippine Games and Amusements Board (PGAB) super flyweight belt in Parañaque City.


It was the Cadiz City, Negros Occidental-native Rosia’s first fight since scoring a unanimous decision victory over fellow Negrense fighter Aston Palicte in 2019.

Rosia showed his aggressiveness in the opening round as he mauled Paulino with multiple combinations. The latter also had his opportunities with his timely punches.

Rosia, however, went for the kill in the sixth round as he unloaded consecutive hits on Paulino before the referee decided to stop the match with the latter unable to respond to the former’s blows.

The 33-year-old Rosia hiked his boxing record to 17-9-1 win-loss-draw, with nine stoppage wins. This was the Negrense slugger’s third victory in the last four matches.

The 29-year-old Paulino, on the other hand, saw his record dropped to 21-6-0, including eight wins by way of stoppages. He has lost his last two boxing matches.

Palicte, meanwhile, stretched his winning streak to three bouts after scoring a unanimous decision win over fellow Filipino boxer Roland Jay Biendima in a separate boxing card in General Santos City.

Palicte, a two-time world boxing championship challenger, displayed his wide experience as he pummelled Biendima in their non-title clash in the bantamweight division.


The Bago City, Negros Occidental-native Palicte’s dominance on Biendima earned him the nod of the three judges with the scores of 100-89, 100-89, 100-89.

With the win, Palicte improved his boxing record to 28-4-1 win-loss-draw ring record, including 23 stoppage wins, while Biendima has 15-10-1 record, with eight KO wins./ASC, WDJ


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