CEBUANO Joe Noynay keeps his world title hopes alive after another huge win on the road.
Noynay defended his World Boxing Organization (WBO) Asia-Pacific super featherweight belt with a fifth round demolition of erstwhile undefeated Liam Wilson on July 7, 2021 at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre in New Castle, New South Wales, Australia.
Noynay displayed his jaw breaking power and sent Wilson to the canvas once in the first round and twice in the fourth round. He then finished Wilson off with a left straight to the jaw that ended his night at the 2:40 mark of the fifth round.
Noynay, a native of Bogo, Cebu, improved to 19-2-2 with eight knockouts, while Wilson dropped to 9-1 with six knockouts.
The 25-year-old Noynay is rated No. 7 in the WBO and will most likely move up in the rankings after the impressive win. The current WBO super featherweight is Jamel Herring.
Noynay is also ranked No. 12 by the World Boxing Council and No. 15 by the International Boxing Federation.
On the other hand, former ALA Boy Czar Amonsot (35-6-3, 22KOs) suffered a first round stoppage in the hands of returning Sam Ah See (14-0-1, 7 KOs).
See, who came off a six-year layoff, dropped Amonsot in the opening round. Amonsot, known for his 12-round war with Michael Katsidis back in 2007, stood up but was stopped with See’s follow-up punches in the 2:47 mark.