Kumo sa Kumo: Silvano retains belt before the hometown crowd
Feb. 2, 2015. Though it has been a cold evening in Dalaguete but it was flaming hot inside the Dalaguete Sports Complex, as exchange of punches overflows from Vergilio “Maton” Silvano of Omega Boxing Gym, a native Dalaguetenon from Mantalongon, won via TKO against his opponent Ryan Tampus of Bato, Leyte in their PBF Flyweight Championship. Silvano successfully defended his title in the match dubbed as “Kumo sa Kumo”, a boxing event jointly presented by International Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and the Municipal Government of Dalaguete. It was classic clash of a south-paw and an orthodox.
Silvano dominated the earlier rounds as he out-boxed his opponent, proving his offensive prowess. He was all out offensively throwing punch after punch. He transformed his opponent into a human punching bag…literally. R. Tampus could only do his defensive stance without having an opportunity to return some blows. Silvano won via TKO at the beginning of the 5th round when the challenger‘s corner decided to stop the fight as the challenger is a no-match to the champion’s might.
With the win, Silvano’s record improves at 20 wins (12 KOs), 4 losses, and 1 draw.
In the other championship fight, Johnny Salogaol from Big Yellow Stable, of Cebu City keeps his PBF Bantamweight belt as he won thru TKO in the 3rd round against Jelo Merlin of Ilo-ilo City.
Here are the winners of the under card bouts:
Aliasot Jr. (Omega Boxing Gym) win via KO 1:17 into the 4th round
Allan Villanueva (Omega Boxing Gym) win via TKO 0:26 into the 2nd round
Relijah Rhay Guanzon (Bacolod City) win via 1:45 into the 2nd round
Joyjoy Formentera (Hawi Stable) win via TKO 1:25 into the 4th round
Jimboy Haya (Omega Boxing Gym) win via Unanimous Decision (all judges score: 78-74)
Jhack Tepora (Omega Boxing Gym) win via TKO 2:33 into the 1st round