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Rocky Fuentes Retains His OPBF Title at Korakuen Hall

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation flyweight champion Rocky “The Road Warrior” Fuentes has retained his title handily with a twelve round unanimous decision over Japan’s No. 9 ranked Yuki Nasu at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.

It was the 26 year old Fuentes seventh successful defense of the title he won with a hard-fought twelve round majority decision over another Japanese Masafumi Okuba on March 9, 2010 .

Fuentes is ranked by the top four major boxing organizations in the world being No. 2 in the WBA behind newly crowned WBO/WBA champion Brian Viloria, another Filipino; ranks No.3 in the WBC  behind former champion Edgar Sosa of Mexico and Luis Concepcion of Panama with  Japan’s Toshiyuki Igarashi as champion; No. 9 in the IBF where South Africa’s Moruti Mthalane is champion and No. 5 in the WBO in which Filipino Milan Melindo is No. 1 and countryman Froilan Saludar No.2.

All three judges had Fuentes the winner by margins of 115-113, 116-112 and 117-111.

With the win Fuentes improved to 35-6-2 with 20 knockouts while the 30 year old Nasu dropped to 23-7 with 16 knockouts.

The soft-spoken but hard-hitting Fuentes is trained by youthful Joseph Baldago and is a product of the famed ALA Gym. Baldago was in h is corner along with former world title challenger Edito “Ala” Villamor.

Fuentes was coming off a twelve round unanimous decision over South Korea’s Myung Ho Lee last September 22 while Nasu in his last fight won by a 3rd round knockout over Thailand’s Witcharapol Kiatprapat in in an eight round tune-up bout in Tokyo last September 19.

The title fight was a rematch after Fuentes won by a ten round split decision over Nasu in Osaka on October 8, 2006.

Nasu also lost by a stunning 1st round knockout to talented Filipino Jojo Bardon in a ten round bout on January 5, 2008.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by giacomino on 12-19-2012

Fuentes deserves a title shot

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