Last night, the jam-packed Cebu coliseum witnessed WBO Bantamweight Champion Gerry "Fearless" Penalosa won via unanimous decision against Mexican German Meraz in a fight that looked like more of a sparring session for Penalosa.
Penalosa caught Meraz with a powerful left straight that literally blast off the Mexican through the ropes, Meraz got up and that was basically all the action as Meraz seemed to run and just circle around the ring for the next eight rounds.
Meraz seemed to be just contented in staying away from Penalosa's fist.
After the 10 rounds the scorecards revealed: 100-89, 100-89 and 99-90 all in favor of Penalosa.
Penalosa improved to 54 wins, six loss, two draws and is well on his way to an April encounter with hard hitting WBO Superbantamweight Champion Juan Manuel Lopez.
The undercards prove to be much more exciting as Rolando Magbanua and Jundy Maraon made short work of their opponents, winning the WBO interim Oriental bantamweight title and the WBO Asia-Pacific bantamweight title respectively.
Magbanua scored a sixth round technical knockout against Jose Angel Cota. He was the aggressor throughout the fight landing beautiful combinations on a consistent basis.
Maraon on the other hand, stunned the highly regarded defending champion Jason Egera knocking him out with a powerful left in the third round.
Egera was carried away out of the ring with a stretcher.
Bottom line is, it was a successful night for the Filipino boxers.