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.
Jaca probably got paid a fortune for that performance.Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)