PH has new boxing world champion


Posted at Aug 28 2014 01:29 AM | Updated as of Aug 28 2014 09:29 AM

MANILA – General Santos’ Randy Petalcorin halted Panama’s Walter Tello to join the ranks of Filipino boxers Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire as the newest Filipino world champion.

Petalcorin dominated his Panamanian foe en route to a seventh round stoppage to lay claim on the WBA light flyweight interim title at the Mercedes Benz Center in Shanghai, China last Tuesday, according to Philboxing’s Ronnie Nathanielsz.

Petalcorin’s win was witnessed by his fellow General Santos native Manny Pacquiao, who was at ringside.

WBO welterweight champion Pacquiao was in China to promote his November 22 fight against Chris Algieri.