Randy Petalcorin-Rene Patilano Go To a Draw in Manila
"KING OF THE RING 2" RESULTS: PETALCORIN-PATILANO DRAW, GOLEZ-ANDOGAN DRAW AT PAGCOR CASINO FILIPINO IN PARAÑAQUE, MANILA
By Carlos Costa
In the main event of "King of the Ring 2" card, world rated Randy Petalcorin (19-1-1, 14KO's) of Davao and tough Parañaqueño Rene Patilano (7-1-2, 3KO's) fought to a technical draw Saturday night at PAGCOR Airport Casino Filipino in Parañaque, Metro Manila, Philippines.
During the action of round eight, the davaeño Petalcorin was badly cut on his left eye from a non-intentional clash of heads, prompting experienced international referee Silvester "Robocop" Abainza to correctly stop the fight and the decision went to scorecards.
Two of the judges had it 76-76.
The third judge had it 77-75 for Rene Patalino (likely the most accurate scoring).
With the draw, Randy Petalcorin retained his WBA Pan-Asian Boxing Association Jr. Flyweight championship and keeps his place in the world rankings.
The 21-year-old Petalcorin is currently ranked as the WBA #4 and WBO # 8 Jr. Flyweight.
At rematch would be fair.
The co-main event, 26-year-old Filipino Ranel Suco (14-7-2, 6KO's) of Pagadian, Zamboanga del Sur captured the vacant interim WBC Asian featherweight title via a unanimous decision over unheralded Prell Tupas (8-19-4, 1KO) of Taguig, Manila.
The three ringside judges scored 119-109 in favor of Ranel Suco who in his previous fight lost a hard-fought 12-round decision to fearsome WBC Muay World Champion Jomthong Chuwatana in Kunming, China. This time Suco was the rightful winner.
In another bout stopped by accidental head butt, former world title challenger "The Phoenix" Roilo Golez (15-10-1, 6KO's) of Compostella Valley and Wilber Andogan (9-11, 3KO's) of Besao, Mountain Province ended their exciting combat in a third round technical draw, leaving interim WBC Asian minimumweight title vacant.
The intense fire exchange was stopped by Nueva Ecija referee Virgilio Garcia in round three as Roilo Golez was profusely bleeding from his left eye.
In a featherweight preliminary clash, undefeated Ricky Dulay (4-0, 3KO's) of Catarman, Northern Samar, scored a round 1 technical knock out over 30-year-old underdog Ereneo "Tata" Galíndez Jr., of San Fernando, Bukidnon.
With powerful attacks, Ricky Dulay forced the brave Galíndez three times to the canvas, prompting Quezon City referee Benigno Peñafiel to halt the battle and declare Dulay winner by technical knockout. Time was 1:47 of the first round.
In the opening combat of "King of the Ring 2," 24-year-old cebuano lightweight Jheritz Chavez (2-0, 1KO) defeated debutant Erwin Bryan Aggari (0-1, 0 KOs) in a quick technical knock out win in round 1.
"King of The Ring 2" promoter Brico Santig (who will have his 37rd birthday on Monday), extends his special thanks to the following boxing supporters:
CONGRESSWOMAN MS. CYNTHIA A. VILLAR OF THE VILLAR FOUNDATION
PAGCOR CASINO FILIPINO
HAGIYU BREWED CIVET COFFEE
PHILIPPINES GAMES AND AMUSEMENT BOARD (GAB) CHAIRMAN DON JUAN RAMON R. GUANZON
KING OF THE RING 2 CO-PROMOTER MR. NARIS SINGWANCHA OF THAILAND
MS. MARIA TERESA PALADO
MR. NELSON GUTIÉRREZ AND MR. ARNIEL GUTIÉRREZ
AND THE STABLE OF TOUGH FIGHTES OF MR. JESSIE MANANQUIL