Pinoy boxer Genesis "Azukal" Servania retained his WBO Intercontinental junior featherweight crown after beating former world champion Alexander "El Explosivo" Munoz at the main event of Pinoy Pride XXIV held March 1 at the Solaire Resort and Casino in Paranaque City.
Servania scored a knockdown against Munoz on the second round and won most of the early rounds. An accidental head butt in the 8th round created a cut on Servania's left eyebrow which made him difficult to follow-up. However, the Bacolod-born fighter continued on chasing Munoz.
Servania scored another knockdown in the ninth round before finally stopping the Venezuelan boxer in the final round with a big right hand to the jaw. This gave the Pinoy a technical knockout (TKO) win at the 2:22 minute of the 12th round (watch the video of KO moment here).
Genesis "Azukal" Servania improved his record to 24-0, 10 KOs, while Alexander "El Explosivo" Munoz dropped his record down to 36-6, 28 KOs.
In the undercard bouts, "Prince" Albert Pagara knocked out Indonesian fighter Isack Junior with left hook and a right straight to the body in the first round. The 19-year-old boxer now has an impressive record of 19-0, 12 KOs.
Meanwhile, "King" Arthur Villanueva came out the boxing ring victorious after beating Fernando Aguilar of Mexico. The Filipino fighter won by unanimous decision in their 10-round contest. Villanueva retained his undefeated record (25-0, 14 KOs).
Pinoy Pride XXIV: The Future is Now airs Sunday, 10:15 am on ABS-CBN Channel 2 and at 8:30 pm on ABS-CBN Sports+Action Channel 23.