February 14, 2018
[caption id="attachment_136440" align="aligncenter" width="470"] Roldan Aldea (center), a native of Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, wins his first professional boxing title via technical knockout in the Games and Amusements Board lightweight match in Parañaque City.[/caption]
MANILA – Roldan Aldea captured the Games and Amusements Board lightweight belt by beating Nathan Bolcio via technical knockout on Round 7 at the Elorde Sports Complex in Parañaque City.
It was the first professional title of the 23-year-old Aldea, a native of Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental.
Another Negrense – Ricardo Sueno of Sagay City, Negros Occidental – bagged his fourth consecutive win in the undercard.
Sueno scored a unanimous-decision win over the Japanese Ryosuke Nasu.
Prior to the Sunday night victory, Aldea failed in his first two title matches, one of them against then WBO Youth Intercontinental super featherweight champion Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov in 2016.
Aldea threw numerous combinations early, including a stinging left straight that nearly floored Bolcio, a fellow veteran, midway in the match.
Bolcio tried to turn the tide in his favor with his own punches but Aldea recaptured his dominance with quick attacks, enough to clinch the victory via late-round stoppage.
“Gusto kong magpasalamat kay Lord sa ibinigay Niyang tibay at lakas sa akin sa laban ko. At sa trainers ko sa pag-prepare sa akin para sa laban na ito,” Aldea said post-match.
Aldea improved to a 12-4-1 win-loss-draw record with six stoppage wins while Bolcio’s record dropped 14-14-3 with four stoppage victories./PN