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Arnel Porras, New Philippines Champion

By Rey Danseco
 
The Philippines have new national lightweight champion.

Hard-hitting Arnel Porras of Kidapawan City dethroned Dexter Delada of Cebu City in a rematch with a devastating stoppage win in the second round of their scheduled 12-round fight on Friday at Gusa Sports Complex in Cagayan de Oro City.

Delada, son of a policeman from Mambajao in Camiguin, suffered a cut on the left eyelid early in the opening round from accidental clash of heads.

Porras sensed Delada was nervous after taking the wound and floored the champion twice which forced the referee to stop the carnage at 2:12 of the round.

It was Delada’s fifth in as many losses by stoppages and third second round knockouts in his last four bouts since May 27 when he was annihilated inside the first six minutes of the fight against South African Ali Funeka for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) International lightweight title at the Orient Theatre in East London, South Africa.

With his latest loss, Delada, who stands an inch taller with the new champion at 5-foot-11, dropped to 16-5, 11 knockouts.

It was the first time Delada put the title on line since winning the vacant belt in expense of Davao City’s Christopher Saluday (16-12-2, 10 KOs) when the latter literally turned his back in dismay of the officiating in Dapitan City , Zamboanga del Norte on July 25.

The 24-year old Porras, who was born in Bukidnon, previously lost with a third round knockout of scheduled 10-rounder to Delada in the undercard of Manny Pacquiao’s demolition to Fahsan 3K Battery on December 12, 2004 in Taguig City.

It was Porras’ second title this year. He is the reigning WBF Australasian Welterweight title champion after he took the vacant belt with unanimous decision win over Aussie Adrian Campbell last July 21 at WIN Entertainment Centre in Wollongong, NSW, Australia.

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