Pael keeps unbeaten run in Siquijor card
SIQUIJOR – Rajah Renoel Pael kept his unbeaten record intact in front of his hometown fans when he knocked out Raul Posta of Bukidnon in the fourth round in the main event of the 1st Congresswoman Doc Anne Pernes Cup held Monday at the Siquijor Capital Square.
Pael used his height and reach advantage to keep Posta at bay. In the 4th, Pael fired a quick right uppercut to the abdomen that made Posta wince in pain and turn his back. Referee Teddy Alivio reached the count of ten at 1:44 of the round.
Pael improved his record to 12W-0L-1D, 5 KOs while Posta dropped to 8W-3L-2D, 2 KO’s.
In the main supporting bout, Ardie Boyose beat Jesse Tuyor by TKO in the second round. A left hook to the jaw sent Tuyor flat on his back and Referee Ben Necessario signaled the end at the 2:28 mark.
Both Pael and Boyose were awarded trophies for their effort.
For the other undercard bouts, Neil John Tabanao won by TKO at the end of the second round against Elmar Francsico; Joey Canoy beat Jherad Tuyor by 4th round TKO; Bryan Samson of Siquijor beat Jomar Ministerio by TKO, also in the fourth round while Melmark Dignos won by unanimous decision over Jaysever Abcede in the first professional bout of the evening.
Boyose, Tabanao, Canoy and Dignos are members of Team Singwangcha.
The boxing event was opened by five amateur contests involving standouts from Siquijor.
Thai boxing patron Naris Singwangcha was awarded a plaque of appreciation from Congresswoman Anne Pernes for his support of local boxing. Singwangcha was not able to make the trip and the award was accepted on his behalf by Dr. Edgardo Apolinar of Siquijor’s Rajah Silapulapu Promotions.
The pro fights were supervised by GAB-Cebu OIC Celso Miranda and Glenn Agena.