• Nagaowa, Salvana lose boxing title bid

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    Jujeath Nagaowa

    Filipino woman boxer Jujeath Nagaowa lost to Japanese World Boxing Organization woman world atomweight titleholder Nao Ikeyama via unanimous decision Saturday at the Stein Studios in Colombo in Sri Lanka.


    Nagaowa tried her best to overpower Ikeyama’s counter-punching the rest of the 10-round but couldn’t. The Japanese champion landed accurate punches and had a good timing avoiding the challenger’s attacks in every round.

    Although Nagaowa took the ninth and last round, it wasn’t enough to get even a single win from any of the three judges who gave a favorable scores to the reigning champion.

    Judges Sawaeng Thaweekooon of Thailand scored 97-93, Danrex Tapdasan of the Philippines scored 98-92 and Surat Soikrachang of Thailand of 96-94.

    Ikeyama, who successfully defended the title for the third time, improved her record to 17-3-1 win-loss-record with four knockouts. Nagaowa’s record suffered to 13-16-1 record with eight knockouts.

    Meanwhile, Markquil Salvana of the Philippines suffered a sixth round technical knockout win to Australian Jason Maloney Saturday night for the vacant World Boxing Association Oceania super bantamweight belt at Malvern Town Hall in Melbourne, Australia.

    Maloney stayed undefeated with five wins and all by knockouts while Salvana dropped to 9-1 record with three knockouts.



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