TENKAI STOPS #1 PAGADUAN, RETAINS WBO FEMALE 108LB BELT


December 14, 2019

KAGOSHIMA, JAPAN

WBO female 108-pound champion Tsunami Tenkai, 107.75, impressively kept her WBO 108-pound belt as she took the initiative against game Filipino mandatory challenger Jessebelle Pagaduan, 107.5, and finally halted her with her incessant attack at 1:40 of the eighth round on Saturday in Kagoshima, Japan. Tenkai, in her first appearance at her native place, displayed a good performance and swept almost all rounds with her busy combinations from the start. Pagaduan fought well against the more experienced veteran, but Tenkai finally turned loose with a flurry of punches that prompted the ref Nakamura call a well-received halt. Prior to the stoppage, Surat Soikrachan (Thailand) and Edward Ligas (Philippines) both tallied 69-64, ex-Japanese 122-pound champ Takeo Harada 70-63, all in favor of Tenkai.

Promoter: Yamaki Promotions.

(12-14-2019)


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