By Damrong Simakajornboon at ringside
Photos: Highland Boxing Promotion
Donny Mabao Singwancha (21-20-1, 4 KOs) scored a majority decision over former IBF titleholder Florante Condes (25-8-1,21 KOs) to retain his WBC Asian Continental 105lb title on Saturday at Airport Casino Filipino in Paranaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines. This was a significant bout of both fighters. Mabao who is targeting to challenge WBC 105lb titleholder Xiong Zhao Zhong next year, and Condes who is aiming to come back at the highest level of 105lb boxing. The seesaw-action was activated by Condes who had a good start in the first and second rounds but Mabao came back in the next three rounds with his more accurate counterpunches. The former IBF king took control again from round six as he speeded his aggression, dominating a little until round eight. An accidental headclash in round nine cut Mabao’s eyebrow, so referee Virgilio Garcia deducted a point from the uncut Condes, following the WBC rule. From round ten, this close-affair bout still continued by Condes trying to speed up his assault on the champion who also displayed a good counterpunches. Unfortunately, the challenger was deducted a point again in round eleven after the other accidental headclash which opened a new cut on Mabao’s face. These deductions made the difference with the final scores of 114-112, 115-111 and 113-113.
In other action, JR Estremos Singwangcha (8-5,2 KOs) survived from a knockdown in the final round, scoring a 117-110, 116-111, 116-111 unanimous decision over Jophet Marayan (6-3-2, 2 KOs) to capture the vacant ABCO continental 108lb title.
Former WBC female title challenger Kayoko Ebata (5-4,3 kKOs) scored a TKO over Christine Latube (1-4-2) when the Filipino refused to continue at the end of round four.
Alie Laurel (8-2, 5 KOs) scored a second TKO over Ryan Soliveres (5-16).
And Ben Mananquil (9-0,2 KOs) won all 60-54 scorecards over Zoren Pama (2-6-3).
This event was promoted by Brico Santig of Highland Boxing Promotion, supporting by Naris Singhawungcha.