21-year-old Filipino power-puncher Daryl Basadre won the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Super Flyweight title on Thursday evening (March 20), when he destroyed countryman Julius Alcos in the second round at the Lagao Gym in General Santos City.
Both boxers started the fight calmly, feeling each other out in the first round, but in round two Basadre started fast and quickly floored his more experienced foe.
Alcos beat the count of referee Ramuel Ovalo, but Basadre followed up and soon after scored a second knock-down.
The game Alcos, a former Asian champion at Light Flyweight, also got up from his second trip to the canvas, but it was clear that it would only be a matter of time before the ferocious Basadre got to him again.
When Basadre jumped on Alcos and knocked him down again, the corner of Alcos had seen enough and wisely saved their man from further punishment.
With this highly impressive performance, “Flash” Basadre improved his professional record to 11-1-1 (8), while battle-tested veteran Alcos (29) was stopped for only the second time in his career and drops to 22-14 (4).
The fight, billed as Southside Beatdown, was promoted by JM Promotions and Sanman Promotions, in cooperation with Mayor Ronnel Rivera and councilor Brix Tan.