WBO minimumweight champ Merlito Sabillo retained his title stopping Colombian challenger Jorle Estrada in the ninth round at the Solaire Resort & Casino in Pasay City, Philippines on Saturday.
The Filipino born champion decked Estrada with a vicious left hook to the body, leaving Estrada doubled up in the neutral corner before being counted out after 1:09 of the ninth round.
Sabillo improves to 23-0-(12), Estrada falls to 17-7-(6).
On the undercard Arthur Villanueva scored a, 23-0-(13), scored a fourth round tko win over Arturo Badillo to claim the vacant WBO Asia Pacific super flyweight crown.
AJ Banal, 29-2-1-(21),scored a second round stoppage win over opponent Abraham Gomez after he retired before the start of the third round.
July 13, 2013