Rising Luzon boxer Penitente “Pete” Apolinar regained his deadly form by scoring a fourth round technical knockout victory over Paul Varona in the recent 2015 Bakbakan sa Balamban at the Exasperanza Binghay Memorial Sports Complex in Balamban, Cebu.
Apolinar, who improved his win-loss record to six wins against a loss with five knockouts, started the bout aggressively hitting Varona with vicious combinations. His blows took its toll on his opponent in the third round—a prelude to the coup de grace—an uppercut that he unleashed in the fourth round to score the knockout.
The referee stopped the fight at 1:43.
It was Apolinar’s first win after losing to Geo Santisima via knockout in June also in Cebu. The loss halted his early five-win streak.