Vitor KOs Yupang, wins WBO Oriental belt

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VIRGEL Vitor’s dream of becoming a champion, even if it’s just a regional championship for now, turned into a reality after an impressive third-round demolition of Arnon Yupang on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, in the main event of “Kumong Bol-anon 7” in Dimiao, Bohol.

Vitor dropped Yupang to the canvass in the third round with a solid left to the head.

Yupang attempted to stand up and beat referee Danrex Tapdasan’s 10-count but he fell back to the ropes and was counted out in the 2:17 mark.

“I had confidence in myself and was a little bit more aggressive. When I saw that he was hurt with my punches, I grabbed the opportunity,” said the 25-year-old Vitor.

Vitor won the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) Oriental super featherweight belt and will most likely break into the world rankings following the impressive win.

“I’m so happy because this my first time winning a belt. It’s always my dream to become a WBO champion. Now that I’m a regional champion, my next target is to win a world title,” he said.

Vitor improved to 20-2 with 13 knockouts, while Yupang fell to 9-3 with three knockouts.

International Boxing Federation (IBF) No. 6 ranked light flyweight Regie Suganob (12-0, 4 KOs) totally outclassed Indonesian Andika D’Golden Boy (19-1-1, 10 KOs) via a lopsided unanimous decision in the co-main event.

Suganob dropped Andika in the fourth round and dominated the whole fight.

All three judges scored the fight with identical scores of 100-89 in favor of Suganob.

In the undercard, Shane Gentallan (5-0, 2 KOs) defeated Jovani Casin (5-6-3, 2 KOs) via technical decision, Jhunriel Castino (12-1, 4 KOs) beat Alan Alberca (11-6, 6 KOs) by majority decision, Jake Amparo (10-3-1, 2 KOs) outclassed Ariston Aton (9-5, 5 KOs) by unanimous decision, Christian Balunan (5-0, 3 KOs) stopped Ronald Ewican (5-5, 2 KOs) in the third round, Kim Lindog (8-13-1, 5 KOs) won against Mark Glen Antaran (4-6-3, 3 KOs) by unanimous decision, Daniel Nicolas (6-0, 4 KOs) knocked out Jerry Pabila (6-7, 4 KOs), Gerwin Asilo (2-0, 1 KO) defeated Ernesto Camiguing (3-2-1, 1 KO) by unanimous, Pablito Balidio (5-3-3, 1 KO) outlasted Justine Degamo (3-2, 2 KOs) by majority decision, Jason Tinampay (13-16-1, 11 KOs) knocked out Dave Barlas (5-5-1, 3 KOs) in the fourth round, Arnel Tinampay (27-26-1, 12 KOs) won by unanimous decision over Jhun Ryan Quimbo (7-21-2) and Cherwellan Cantel (1-0, 1 KO) had a successful pro debut with a first-round technical knockout of Carlos Agustin (0-4).