Santisima luhod kay Navarrete
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)