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Bacolod City, PhilippinesMonday, March 12, 2012
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Cuello wins via
TKO in 4th rnd

Ilonggo boxer Denver 'The Excitement' Cuello, the reigning World Boxing Council silver minimumweight champion, did not frustrate his provincemates who witnessed his non-title bout with Kid 'El Chivato' Suryana of Indonesia at the covered court in Jaro district Saturday afternoon.

The Ilonggo pug from Cabatuan, Iloilo prevailed over the Indonesian challenger via technical knockout in the fourth round of the 10-round fight.

During the first and second rounds, Cuello bombarded the Indonesian with a barrage of punches, giving Suryana a grim chance to retaliate.

The Ilonggo boxer further went on to dominate the fight in the 3rd round until the beleaguered challenger succumbed to Cuello’s powerful punches in the fourth round.

The non-title fight served as a tune-up fight for the scheduled elimination match between Cuello and Mexican Ganingan ‘El Zurdo’ Lopez to be held this coming May, where the winner will face off Kazuto Ioka of Japan either in July or August, also this year.

B efore the Cuello-Suryana main fight, boxing aficionados here were delighted to witness at the Jaro covered gym nine undercard bouts that included two other Ilonggo boxers -- Leonil Legada of Lambunao and Jomar Fajardo of San Miguel, Iloilo.

Legada won but it was unfortunate for his compatriot Fajardo who failed to make it in the ring.

The duo were pitted against fellow Filipino boxers from southern Philippines in the undercards.*PNA


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