CAN XU RETAINS WBA INT’L SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE

Can Xu retains his WBA International super featherweight title. (Photo by BRICO SANTIG)


CHINA’S Can Xu landed more telling blows to beat Filipino boxer Jack “The Assassin” Asis to retain his WBA International super featherweight title last Sunday at the Shan XI Normal University Stadium in Xi An, China.
It was Xu’s first title defense of the vacant crown he won by a unanimous decision against Spicy Matsushita last December 17 in Hangzhou, China.
The 23-year old Xu improved his record to 12 wins with two losses while Asis, who is now based in Australia dropped to 35-19-5 win-loss-draw slate.
Meanwhile, former WBC Eurasia Pacific Boxing Council and WBO Asia Pacific flyweight champion Macrea Gadionco of the Philippines settled to a technical draw with Puerto Rican Waldemar Pagan in the undercard.
Gadionco was leading on points in the first three rounds before he was punched below the belt by Pagan at the end of the fourth round.
“Hininto na ng referee ang laban pero sumuntok pa rin si Pagan kaya’t nag collapsed si Gadionco dahil sa tindi ng suntok sa bayag,” said Gadiongco’s trainer Roy Sumile of MP Highland Gym.
In the main supporting event, Baishanbo Nasiyiwula captured the vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental super lightweight title via a unanimous decision victory over Taisho Ozawa in the supporting event.
Nasiyiwula remained unbeaten with 12 wins and one draw while Ozawa suffered his 10th loss against 21 wins and 2 draws.
Philippine Games and Amusements Board (GAB) Chairman Abraham Kahlil “Baham” Mitra witnessed the fights upon the invitation of promoter Gang Liu of Max Power Promotions.
Also present were international matchmaker Brico Santig.
The other results:
Wulan Tolehazi beat Noldi Manakane by unanimous decision
Hei Tao Zhang stopped Dipika Tiwari by TKO
Ke Rui Ma won against Zi Yue Lyu by majority decision.

(right to left) GAB Chairman Abraham Kahlil Mitra, international promoter Brico Santig, Jack Asis and Macrea Gadionco. (Photo by ROY SUMILE)


Promoter Gang Liu (left) and GAB Chairman Baham Mitra. (Photo by BRICO SANTIG)


Chinese round girls (Photo by BRICO SANTIG)


Filipino referee Jerold Tomeldan raising the hands of Baishanbo Nasiyiwula for winning a unanimous decision against Taisho Ozawa in their battle for the vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental super lightweight title. (Photo by BRICO SANTIG)

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