Abcede claims vacant WBO Oriental title


Jaysever Abcede

Promising boxer Jaysever Abcede captured the vacant World Boxing Oriental minimum weight title by scoring a devastating technical knockout against Pigmy Kokietgym of Thailand over the weekend in Bangkok, Thailand.

Abcede, who ranks No. 2 in Philippines’ light flyweight class, scored his fifth stoppage to improve his win-loss record to 10 wins and three losses with six knockouts. The Thai fighter’s win-loss-draw record fell to 57-8-2 with 23 knockouts.

Nobody thought that the Thai fighter would lose the bout especially in his own hometown and he was a heavy favorite after winning his last fight against Indonesian Heri Amol in March via unanimous decision and against Indonesian Rofiq Aditya in June via second round knockout.

But Abcede was more active than Pigmy in the entire rounds. Abcede’s short right cross in the head sent the Thai down on the canvass with 2:10 left in the 11th round. The Thai boxer tried to stand up, but he wasn’t fit to fight anymore that forced the referee to stop the bout.

The Valencia, Bukidnon fighter won four of his last five fights via knockouts against fellow Filipino fighters. He was on a six-fight win streak.


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