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.