MANILA, Philippines – Rafael “El Torito” Concepcion proved no match against Filipino fighter Genesis “Azukal” Servania as the unbeaten Negrense halted the Panamanian boxer during the main event of Pinoy Pride XXII: The Revenge on Saturday.
According to dzMM’s Glenn Carlos, Servania needed only two rounds to defeat the Panamanian bruiser and win the vacant WBO intercontinental super bantamweight title.
With the victory, Servania avenged the loss of fellow ALA boxer AJ Banal who succumbed to a 10th-round knockout against Concepcion in 2008.
Azukal improved his professional record to 23 wins, while Concepsion was handed his 7th loss in 26 fights.
In the supporting bout, “King” Arthur Villanueva knocked out Edgar “Chololo” Martinez in the first round of their 12-round match.
Villanueva became the new WBO international super flyweight king after the win.
Pinoy Pride XXII, which took place at the Water Front Hotel and Casino in Cebu, will be broadcast on Sunday on ABS-CBN starting 10:15 a.m.