Nabigo si IBF No. 1 Michael Farenas na maging mandatory contender matapos siyang talunin ni Puerto Rican Jose Pedraza kamakalawa ng gabi sa Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.

“Jose Pedraza delivered the most impressive performance of his career to date - with the scary part that the best is yet to come. The unbeaten prospect officially skyrocketed to contender level following a dominant points win over Philippines’ Michael Farenas in their super featherweight title eliminator,” ayon sa ulat ni Jake Donovan ng BoxingScene.com.

“Farenas was cut over his eye and bludgeoned by the midway point, but never stopped coming forward and trying to dramatically turn the tide,” ayon pa sa ulat. “The rabid crowd on hand watched with their hearts in their throat whenever the Filipino would load up and throw with knockout intentions, but the well-schooled Pedraza was prepared for any scenario. Scores were 118-110, 117-111 and 116-112 in favor of Pedraza, who improves to 20-0 (12KOs).”

“This was a great win for the people of Puerto Rico and I’m very happy with my performance. I knew if I stuck to my game plan which was to box and punch off angles I would be victorious,” ayon kay Pedraza matapos ang panalo. “I’m ready to challenge Rances Barthelemy for the world title. I know I can bring home another championship to my countrymen in Puerto Rico.”

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