Masbate’s Jeo Santisima Scores Knockout, Claims WBC Asia Title

Jeo “Santino” Santisima delivered a crowd-pleasing performance in his hometown, knocking out Arnon Yupang of Thailand in the fourth round to capture the World Boxing Council (WBC) Asia Continental super featherweight title.

The match was the main “Bakbakan sa Masbate 2” event held Saturday night at the gorgeous Masbate Lagoon in Cataingan. The 27-year-old Santisima, fighting out of General Santos City’s ZIP/Sanman Gym, took control from the opening bell.

Arnon Yupang

Jeo Santisimia’s early punches didn’t seem to faze Yupang. However, Jeo Santisima’s strength and speed in the fourth round proved too much for the Thai champ. Ultimately, an uppercut to the body forced Yupang to the canvas, where he struggled to beat the referee’s count.

Jeo Santisima

With the win, Jeo Santisima improves his record to an impressive 24 wins, 7 losses, and 20 knockouts.

Jeo Santisima

The night wasn’t just about Jeo Santisima’s triumph. The boxing event, presented by ATK Promotions of Gov. Antonio Kho, also showcased the talent of other Filipino fighters.

Bakbakan sa Masbate 2

Alex Santisima, Jr., Jeo’s younger brother, defeated Justine Darap in the second round. He is now the World Boxing Foundation (WBF) Australasian super flyweight champion.

Alex Santisima

On the other hand, Michael Dasmarinas secured the Philippine featherweight title with a dominant ninth-round win over Jon Jon Estrada.

Bakbakan sa Masbate 2

Also, Esneth Domingo added the WBC Asia flyweight strap to his collection with a powerful second-round knockout of Enrique Magsalin of Iloilo.

Finally, Alvin Camique capped off the night with a stunning second-round TKO victory over Ben Ligas earning the WBF International super flyweight title.


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