Rey Bautista defeats wrong opponent in round 2
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Rey Bautista defeats wrong opponent in round 2

Manila : Philippines | Mar 03, 2012 at 4:22 PM PST
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Pinoy Pride XII main event winner

Amidst a throng of 30,000 boxing spectators in his hometown of Bohol. Bautista floored his Mexican opponent Genaro Garcia in round 2 after dealing him 2 hard hooks to the body. Then a right cross finished Garcia as he attempted to get up.

Referee Bruce Mctavish counted Garcia out at 1:24.

Thus Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista defended his IBF International Featherweight title by a knockout.

Bautista fought the wrong opponent. ALA Boxing Promotions discovered their Mexican agent sent them the wrong boxer. Genaro “Panterita” Garcia with a boxing record of 10 wins, 11 losses arrived in Bohol, instead of the contracted boxer Genaro “Poblanito” Garcia, who has a professional record of 38 wins, 8 losses, with 22 knockouts, according to PhilBoxing.com.

ALA Promotions CEO Michael Aldeguer ruled that Pinoy Pride XII be made a free public event while those who have already bought tickets will get their refund because of this mix-of.

Aldeguer said he’ll have this case investigated. He likewise said Panterita will collect his fight purse.

Source: Abs-cbnNEWS.com

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Philippines' Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista ably defended Mar 3, 2012 at CPG sports Complex, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines, his IBF International Featherweight title by defeating in round 2 Mexican challenger Genaro "Panterita" Garcia. In boxing stance at right is the champion. (Photo courtesay of PhilBoxing.com)
nicanorr is based in Catbalogan, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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