Hometown favorite Jayson Mama pummeled to submission Michael Camelion of Bukidon via a technical knockout in the 9th round to capture the vacant WBO Asia Pacific Youth flyweight title on Sunday night at the Gaisano Mall Atrium in General Santos City.
International referee Danrex Tapdasan stopped the fight in 1:43 of Round 9 after Camelion suffered too much punishment from Mama, who was connecting left-right combinations since the start of the title fight.
Mama was simply quicker and clever than Camelion, who just married his girlfriend two weeks ago according to his manager Wowee Lalanto.
The pride and joy of Barangay Bula was landing his quick jabs and body shots then would immediately step back to elude a counter by Camelion, who was always too late to hit Mama.
“Finally my hardship in boxing has paid off. This is just the start of my dream for my family,” said the 20-year old Mama, a former amateur standout of General Santos City.
Mama won the light flyweight gold medal in the 2015 Palarong Pambansa in Tagum to earn the Best Boxer award. He also qualified in the Philippine National Games from the Mindanao Leg but turned pro on that same year by joining the Sanman Boxing Stable to help support his family.
“I'm very happy with Jason's performance. He was patient and took his time. (With a) couple of more fights, I think he is ready for the top flyweights in the wold,” said Sanman Chief Executive Officer Jim Claude “JC” Manangquil.
His twin brother Jervin Mama also saw action in the undercard of the “Brawl at the Mall: 10th Edition”.
Jerwin beat the veteran Romulo Ramayan by a TKO during the rest period of the 6th round to remain unbeaten with four straight wins and three by knockouts.
In the main supporting bout, WBF Intercontinental super flyweight champion Jake Bornea landed solid body shots to stop Jestoni Makiputin in 2:43 of Round 2.
Bornea, a former WBO Asia Pacific Youth flyweight champion from the Amoy Boxing Stable improved his record to 13 wins with 7 knockouts and 2 losses and no draw.
Current interim OPBF bantamweight title holder Ben Manangquil also connected powerful body shots to stop Alvin Bais in the rest period of Round 2 for his 6th straight win to improve his record to 16W-1L-2D, 4 KOs.
New Sanman fighter Joey Canoy made his presence felt in front of his fellow Generals by knocking out Bukidnon'sRodelTejares in 2:27 of Round 3.
Canoy, a 24-year-old southpaw now has 14 wins with 7 knockouts, 3 losses and 1 draw. He is managed by Coco Tan, brother of Sanman Promotions chief finance officer Dexter “Wang Yu” Tan.
American-Mexican Daniel Placeres from Miami, Florida knocked out JP Macadumpis of Balot Island in 1:04 of Round 2 to remain unbeaten with six straight wins and five knockouts.
Malaysian Muhammad Shehran of Kuala Lumpur used his boxing skills en route to a convincing unanimous decision over Surigao's Richard Betos in their 6-rounder bout.
Japanese model-turned boxer Tomoni Takano landed solid combinations in forcing Filipina Joan Ambalong to quit in Round 2 of their exhibition bout.
Takano, a former Miss Japan title-holder is also a former OPBF female super bantamweight champion from Tokyo, Japan.*PNA
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