RIMAR Metuda overcame a sluggish start and scored a third round knockout over veteran Eden Sonsona in Sanman Promotions’ “Comeback Kings” on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at the Sanman Boxing Gym in General Santos City.
Sonsona boxed beautifully and used his jab as his main weapon in the opening round. He used the ring really well to evade the attack of Metuda, who looked really slow on his feet.
In the second round, the 26-year-old Metuda started to unload and land heavy blows on Sonsona, who looked tentative in the round.
In the third round, Metuda threw some vicious combinations near the corner of the ring. However, Sonsona countered with a solid left uppercut that landed flush on Metuda’s jaw.
Metuda timed a left hook-right hook combination that dropped Sonsona to his knees. The referee counted out Sonsona in the 1:44 mark.
Metuda improved to 15-6-1 with eight knockouts, while Sonsona dropped to 36-13-2 with 13 knockouts.
Meanwhile, Adam Diu Abdulhamid (16-9, 7 KOs) knocked out journeyman Romeo Jakosalem (18-20-1, 10 KOs), while Froilan Saludar (32-4-1, 22 KOs) outclassed Reymark Taday (10-14-1, 5 KOs) by unanimous decision in the two other featured contests.
On the other hand, Harmonito dela Torre (22-3, 14 KOs) knocked out Renan Portes (10-14, 6 KOs) in the opening round. Carjun Carcosia (9-1-1, 8 KOs) destroyed Jhesriel Vijano (5-4-1, 3 KOs) in the second round. Jake Bornea (14-3-1, 7 KOs) settled to a technical draw with Nicardo Calamba (9-32-5, 6 KOs).
RV Deniega (5-0, 2 KOs) walked away with a unanimous decision victory over Jovanie Tagusi (6-4-2, 3 KOs). John Vincent Moralde (24-4, 13 KOs) defeated Kim Lindog (5-10-1, 4 KOs) by unanimous decision.
Jerry Francisco (9-1, 2 KOs) beat Jerry Tabago (1-7-1) by unanimous decision and Ian Sampan (3-0, 3 KOs) remained unbeaten with a second round stoppage win over Yoben Lemintillo (2-4, 1 KO). (EKA)