Sollano, who is also the country’s no. 5 jr lightweight contender dominated the fight and pressed for an abbreviated win after the opening bell. The fight was stopped at 43 seconds of the 4th round by the referee after Lapuz absorbed solid combinations from Sollano.
The Sollano-Lapuz tenner headlined the Cagayan de Oro City fiesta boxing promotion of boxing manager-promoter Rex Wackee Salud.Two abbreviated victories also marked the supporting main events featuring some of the country’s top rated boxers.
The Philippines no. 7 Straw weight contender Arman de la Cruz won by a technical decision in the 8th round over Michael Rodriguez. The fight was stopped in 1:43 of the 8th round by the ring physician after an accidental head butt by Rodriguez that resulted in a deep cut on the right eyebrow of Cruz.
In another supporting ten rounder, Jerope Mercado, RP No. 6 super flyweight won by another technical decision due to an accidental head butt by his opponent, Remy Banares. The fight was stopped in 2:01 of the 6th round by the referee who declared Mercado who was ahead on points, winner by technical decision.
Meanwhile, former Philippine and Orient Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) bantamweight champion Jess Maca relied on his ring experience to pound out a split decision over a hard-fighting Rico Genon.
In the preliminaries, former national team member Roel Laguna dominated Melvin Ayudtud over eight rounds to win by a unanimous decision in the top preliminary bout.
Other fight results saw Mini flyweight Dave Cris winning by unanimous decision over Roel Honor in an eight rounder, Joseph Orong hammering out a split decision over Abner Llanasa in a six round bout and Romnick Rapista edging by split decision Edwin Ramoga in another six rounder.(Proc Maslog/MindaNews)