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Mark Fajardo stunned by KO win in his Asian Video games debut


Mark Ashley Fajardo Asian Games

Mark Ashley Fajardo, proper, wins through first spherical knockout. –SEA Sports activities Information PHOTO

HANGZHOU, China – Mark Ashley Fajardo made a smashing debut within the nineteenth Asian Video games after scoring a first-round knockout of Bhutan’s Dorji Wangdi firstly of boxing competitions Sunday at Hangzhou gymnasium.

The younger native of Cebu made it simple and fast by establishing Wangdi with a straight proper, after which delivering a left to the jaw that dropped his foe to the canvas.

The Bhutan fighter tried to beat the obligatory eight depend, however stood on wobbly legs, prompting the referee to cease the bout on the 2:21 mark.

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It was an surprising finish to the sunshine welterweight bout which was solely Fajardo’s second worldwide publicity.

“Nagulat ako. Hindi ko inasahan na ganun ang mangyayari,” mentioned the soft-spoken Fajardo.

(I used to be shocked. I didn’t count on that to occur.)

The spectacular win in some way made up for the lack of Aira Villegas earlier within the ladies’s 50 kg class.

The 28-year-old Villega misplaced on factors to Mongolia’s Yesugen Oyuntsetseg, 3-1, to bow out of the event.

Olympian Irish Magno additionally bowed out early after a unanimous determination loss to Uzbekistan’s Nigina Uktamova within the ladies’s 54kg class.

Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Eumir Marcial, in the meantime, begins his gold quest towards Mongolia’s Dalai Ganzorig within the males’s 80kg class later at 9:15 p.m.

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