Chinese foe defeats Sabillo in WBC bout
MANILA – Merlito Sabillo failed to clinch the WBC silver light flyweight belt after a unanimous- decision defeat to Chinese Jing Xiang at the Qinzhou Gymnasium in China.
I t was t h e s e c o n d consecutive title defeat for the Toboso, Negros Occidental native after losing the ABF and OPBF light flyweight belt to Edward Heno in February.
S a b i l l o s e e m e d rejuvenated early i n the all three judges scored in The loss also could be a
n rt round on Sunday as he favor of Xiang – J apan’s dampener for the Negrense unloaded consecutive hits, Hisatoshi Miyazaki gave 119- fighter – the Games and including a left cross that 109, Thailand’s Chaveany Amusements Board i s nearly floored Xiang. But the Krutkate showed 117- 111 not allowing him to fight Chinese was able to keep in and South Korea’s Shin overseas after incurring a step with the former. Kyoung-ka gave it 118-110. second straight defeat.
Heading into the final With t he defeat, t he In the undercard Filipino rounds Sabillo slowed down 34- year- old Sabillo saw his Richard Garcia was also while Xiang managed to boxing slate drop to 27-6-1 unsuccessful in his bid as maintain his aggressiveness ( win- loss- draw), including he suffered a one- sided and pestered his opponent 13 KOs, while Xiang improved unanimous decision defeat at with multiple combinations. his record to 15- 4- 2, with the hands of another Chinese At the end of the match three stoppage wins. fighter, Shichao Gao./
Encho Serrano of De La Salle University Green Archers attempts a one-hand jumper against University of the East Red Warriors. He contributed 11 points in the Green Archers’ victory Sunday night.