Bacolodnon boxer loses to American foe

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Negrense Genesis Servania covers his face from the punches of American Carlos Castro during their match on Monday at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. RING TV

MANILA – Bacolodnon fighter Genesis Servania suffered a unanimous decision defeat at the hands of American Carlos Castro in their non-title featherweight bout on Monday at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.

The defeat halted the three-game winning streak of the Bacolod City native, who is a former WBO world featherweight championship challenger.

Castro, who is from Phoenix, Arizona, immediately made his presence felt in the first two rounds and he pounded Servania with punches to open a cut over the latter’s right eye.

Servania attempted to close the distance in round three as he unloaded occasional right hand to the head and body. Castro, however, was quick to respond in the next round after two or three-punch combinations before backing away from counter punches.

Castro’s dominance continued in the second half of the match with Servania failing to cut off the ring, making it easier for his opponent to box from the outside. Servania made his last push in the later rounds but was not enough to overturn the bout.

After the match, Castro was the overwhelming winner among the three judges with scores of 100-90, 99-91, and 98-92 for Castro./PN

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