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FilAm Muay Thai Fighters Victorious

by Joseph Pimentel/AJPress
LAS VEGAS – FilAm Christine Toledo literally kicked off the night at the World Muay Thai Championships at the Las Vegas Hilton last weekend.
Toledo was one of three FilAm Muay Thai fighters showcased in the card.

As the first Pinoy fighter in the undercard, Toledo used high kicks and several takedowns to best International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) British Flyweight Champion Ruth Ashdown by a unanimous decision in four rounds.

“It was a hard fight,” said Toledo to the Asian Journal. “I expected that. She’s one of the best fighters where she’s from so I thought she had the advantage.”

However, Toledo kicked it up a notch when she heard the number of Filipino fans cheering her on.

“That was my advantage,” she said. “It’s my home town and I received a lot of support. I heard them cheering loudly especially when I came out with the Philippine flag.”

The cheers didn’t stop coming. After Toledo won against her opponent, it was Bay Area native Michael Mananquil’s turn.

The 26-year-old Mananquil defeated Japanese opponent Genki Yamaguchi by a unanimous decision in five rounds.

Mananquil told reporters afterward he was happy about the win but would have preferred a knockout victory.

“I’d have liked to finish the fight, but sometimes it ends up this way,” said Mananquil to an ABS-CBN reporter.

With the win, Mananquil retained the World Boxing Council (WBC) Intercontinental Muay Thai belt.

In the main event, half Mexican half Filipino 24-year-old Shane Del Rosario won the vacant WBC Heavyweight Muay Thai Championship Belt.

Del Rosario knocked out Raul Romero at 1:20 of the second round.




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