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Iwabuchi Comes From Behind To Stop Jimrex Jaca

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

Hard-hitting Filipino southpaw Jimrex Jaca was unlucky to lose by a 7th round TKO to Japan’s Shinya Iwabuchi in Japan Friday.

Jaca who is ranked No. 5 junior welterweight by the Oriental Pacific Boxing Federation  succumbed to Iwabuchi who is ranked No. 7.

A report from Japan by Jaca's trainer Frank Albia said it was a painful loss because Jaca had floored the Japanese fighter and was leading on points when he got caught with a good punch and was groggy, forcing the Japanese referee to stop the fight.

Jaca, who once gave Mexican legend Juan Manuel Marquez a furious battle before he got careless and was knocked out was not dropped by Iwabuchi but was on the verge of going down when the fight was waved off.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by tyotfo on 02-28-2014

Jaca probably got paid a fortune for that performance.

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