Pinoys suffer losses abroad

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TWO Pinoy warriors were defeated in their respective fights overseas over the weekend.

Aston Palicte suffered a third round technical knockout loss to fellow former world title challenger Jason Moloney on June 5 at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Palicte was dropped by Moloney twice in the third before referee Ignatius Missalidis saw enough and stopped the bout at the 2:35 mark.

Moloney retained his World Boxing Council Silver bantamweight belt and won the vacant World Boxing Organization International bantamweight strap.

Palicte fell to 28-5-1 with 23 knockouts, while Moloney closed in on another world title shot and improved to 24-2 with 19 knockouts.

Meanwhile, Elmo Traya was stopped by Thai teen sensation Phoobadin Yoohanngoh in the second round on June 4 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Traya, a former ALA boy, made his ring return after a two-year hiatus since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out in the Philippines in 2020.

The 18-year-old Yoohanngoh once again proved that he’s a star in the making after beating an experienced Pinoy fighter in Traya.

Traya fell to 12-4 with eight knockouts, while Yoohanngoh successfully defended his World Boxing Association Asia super lightweight belt and improved to 14-0 with nine knockouts.

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