Denver Cuello stops Chaiyong in 9 rounds

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WBC International minimumweight titlist Denver “The Excitement” Cuello Singwangcha won by 9th round technical knockout against Samat Chaiyong of Thailand in a fight held at the Ynares Gym in Angono, Rizal Saturday night.

Samat or Samrtlek, was on the defensive from the opening round as he used the entire ring to circle out of harm’s way. But Cuello caught up in the 4th and targeted the Thai’s midsection. The southpaw from Ilolio then landed a series of powerful lefts to Chaiyong’s head.

Chaiyong was reeling from the 5th to the 8th rounds. He was getting predictable as he would just occasionally wing a right in trying to stop Cuello’s assault. In the 9th round, Cuello trapped Chaiyong in the blue corner and landed a hail of power punches prompting referee Bruce McTavish to save the Thailander from further punishment.

In an e-mail message, Promoter Aljoe Jaro was impressed with Chaiyong’s durability but he had no doubt Cuello was in control. Jaro is expecting a title shot for the 24 year old Cuello later this year.

In a WBC minimumweight title eliminator last year in Mexico against Juan Hernandez, Cuello suffered a DQ loss when he already had Hernandez down in the 3rd round.

In other televised fights on GMA TV, undefeated superbantamweight Ernie Sanchez beat a game Jog Alim by 8th round TKO. Alim went down in the opening round but slowly worked his way back into the fight. In the 8th, a series of shots sent Alim down again and the referee waved the fight off at the 1:18 mark.

Lionel Legada Singwangcha won the PBF minimumweight belt after getting the judges‘ nod against Jetli Purisima after ten entertaining, give and take rounds

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