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Santisima luhod kay Navarrete

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Bigo si Filipino challenger Jeo Santisima kay WBO superbantam titlist Emanuel Navarrete ng Mexico sa undercard ng Wilder-Fury II heavyweight championship sa MGM Grand Garden Arena sa Las Vegas nitong Linggo ­(Manila time).

Sa 11th round, malalakas na suntok ang pinakawalan ni Navarrete kontra kay Santisima kaya naman inawat na ni Referee Russell Mora ang laban sa nalalabing 2:40 oras para sa TKO win ng Mexican fighter.

Papuri naman ang binigay ni Navarrete kay Santisima na tinawag nitong “real Filipino warrior”.

“As I said during the build-up to the fight, I was coming for another knockout victory, and I got it,” sambit ni Navarrete sa pamamagitan ng interpreter.

“It took me a little more time than expected. I hurt him a couple of times during the fight, but I got to give it to him; he is a real Filipino warrior. He took a lot of punches and didn’t go down.”

“Navarrete is a great champion, and I gave it my all to bring a world title back to the Philippines. I came up short, but I can hold my head high,” paliwanag naman ni Santisima. (JAT)