DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Ryan “The Fire Fist” Lumacad showed he had quicker hands as he landed more telling blows against Renoel Pael for a convincing unanimous decision win to capture the vacant Asian Boxing Federation (ABF) super flyweight title May 12 at the Waterfront Insular Hotel Pavilion here.
Lumacad used his quickness in dominating the 10-round fight as his sharp jabs kept Pael at bay.
International judges Virgilio Garcia and Lito delos Reyes both scored it 97-93 while judge Randy Caluag saw it 98-92 all in favour of Lumacad from the Highland Boxing Gym from La Trinidad, Benguet.
“Masayang masaya po ako sa panalo kong ito (I’m very happy of my victory),” said the native of General Santos City, who remained undefeated with 13 wins and three draws.
Pael dropped to 21-6-1 win-loss-draw record.
Lumacad also won the vacant Philippine Boxing Federation super bantamweight title last year by knocking out Juan Purisima in the 2nd round in Mandaluyong City.
His previous fight ended up in a split draw with Japan’s Go Onaga held January 8 in Okinawa.
The ABF title-fight was supervised by former GAB Chairman Juan Ramon Guanzon in the presence of ABF president Naris Singwangcha, Games and Amusements Board Chairman Baham Mitra and Commissioners Fritz Gaston and Eduard Trinidad.
Meanwhile, three fighters from the MP Davao Gym – Adones Cabalquinto, Rene Mark Cuarto and Vincent Astrolabio – all scored contrasting wins in the undercard.
Cabalquinto, a former Philippine super lightweight champion won by a unanimous decision against Rodel Wenceslao, who was deducted a point for repeated low blows in the 7th round.
Cuarto knocked out light flyweight Lyster Jun Pronco while Astrolabio stopped super flyweight Nicardo Calamba by a technical knockout in the second round.