MIGUEL Mosquera, 36, did his words with a stunning performance against Brazilian Afonso Celso Jr., before the jampacked crowd when he reigned in just 2:17 minutes of the opening round in the main event of the Tiger Black BRAWL 2019 held January 19 at SMX Convention Center of SM City Bacolod.
The Bacolod City-native Mosquera (7-3) shocked his 36-year-old Brazilian counterpart with a quick offensive attack at the start of the fight, grappled and launched massive strikes on Celso’s face forcing international referee Joey Lepiten to stop the contest.
“As I’ve said during the pre-match press conference, I will do my best to win this fight and sweep them all. And we did it tonight,” Mosquera said during the post-fight interview. “I would like to thank the organizers of this fight for bringing a spectacular event here in Bacolod,” added the fighter from 6100 Martial Arts and Fitness.
Meanwhile, Celso of the Catalan Fighting System of Manila, who was shocked of the result, dropped his record to 4-7.
In the main undercard, the 36-year-old Rex ‘The T-Rex’ de Lara (9-6), fighting for MUMMA, won over 30-year-old Rufino ‘Noypi’ Mante (14-4) from Legacy Gym Boracay via disqualification. Mante hardly hit de Lara below his belt which unable him to stand and continue the fight as ring physician recommended to stop the contest.
On the other hand, veteran Victor ‘The Gladiator’ Torre (10-3), originally from Bacolod but now residing in Cagayan de Oro and fighting off MUMMA, brought the 20-year-old Bingbong Mayormito (5-1) to school in 2:56 minutes of the opening round by submission due to straight armbar.
Complete results: Kenneth ‘The Lion’ def. Michael ‘The Terminator’ Orano via majority decision; Leo ‘The Reaper’ Panes def. Rubin ‘The Tiger’ Jaculbe via unanimous decision; Franklin ‘Smooth’ Olimpos def. Paiton ‘Venom’ Gaitan via split decision; Art ‘Hi-Tech’ Mandal def. Nilrax ‘The Striker’ de Café via unanimous decision; Mark ‘The Shark’ Nimanand def. Rio ‘Pitbull’ Saoy via unanimous decision; Joemar ‘Island Fighter’ Bayang def. Pablo ‘The Boomer’ Menosa in 1:55 of the 2nd round via submission; and Intoy ‘Pretty Boy’ Paltingca def. Marco Birch via split decision.
Dr. Lean Torre, one of the organizers, expressed his gratitude to everyone who made the event successful. “We assure you that we will bring more exciting cards in the next fights.”
Tiger Black BRAWL 2019 was sanctioned by the Games and Amusement Board headed by Chairman Abraham Kahlil Mitra alongside Bacolod OIC Donna Mae Martir./