silvanoVergilio “Maton” Silvano of Mantalongon, Dalaguete, Cebu had proven that he’s ready for a higher boxing level after solidifying his claim of the PBF Junior Flyweight title with his eight-round technical knockout victory against a tough Lester Jun Prongco of Davao City’s Dr. Sajulga Stable last night at the “Fight Fury” boxing promotion of International Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Dalaguete Municipal Government at the Dalaguete Sports and Cultural Center.

Amid the cheers and applause of a hometown crowd, the southpaw Silvano of Omega Boxing Stable relied on his right hooks and power punches to weaken his opponent from the opening bell onwards.

Silvano also got slow and groggy in the fourth round when he exhibited a long series of punches that often connected and obviously put him in a situation that if anyone was hit with a power punch could end the fight in either way’s favor.

Prongco was just tough as he remained standing, receiving punishments, not until the later seconds of the seventh round when he was knocked down after accepting series of punches from Silvano.  The greater part of that round seemed to be a Prongco show as he was able to throw series of combinations with Silvano rarely punching on the receiving end.

That appeared to be Silvano’s tactic of preserving energy and slowing down Prongco that by the time the former anchored his own beatings, Prongco was found with both of his knees and hands touching the canvass.  He however beat the referee’s mandatory count to finish the round safely.

Silvano continued his dominance in the eighth round with his aggressive offense, capped with his hard-hitting right hooks with Prongco pounded with a lot of unanswered punches that prompted Prongco’s corner to throw in a towel at the 1:08 mark of the round.

With the win, Silvano improved to 17 wins, 2 defeats, and 1 draw, with 13 victories coming from way of knockout, six of which incurred in his last six fights.

Silvano’s next fight could be in the next level of his career as there’s a plan of giving him his first fight abroad to challenge a Japanese champion of the Oriental Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF), a regional boxing organization that sanctions title fights in the Asian and Pacific region which is affiliated with the World Boxing Council (WBC).

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