HIROKI Shiino stopped WBC number nine contender Dennis “Scorpion” Tubieron in the second round of their rematch to get even and claim the vacant WBC’s Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) bantamweight title Monday at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
The 12th ranked Japanese countered a well-timed right hand bomb that floored the gutsy Filipino.
Tubieron (15-2-1, 6 KOs), 119.5 lbs, wobbly went up on his feet and the referee decided to award the stoppage victory to Shiino (10-2, 9 KOs), 118 lbs, 29 seconds of the second round (CLICK FOR PHOTOS).
Shiino avenged his 8th round TKO loss to Tubieron in September last year in Manila where the Japanese lose his WBC International bantamweight title.
The title was intended only for Shiino, rated 20th by the WBC, after the Filipino champion failed to make the weight. He was 1.5 pounds over the division’s limit.
“First round, Shiino looks very relax. Dennis sometimes threw big punches. But can not hit,” according to Takashi Misako, Shiino’s handler.
“Also Dennis sometime head butt to Shiino. Shiino got big head butt. Referee gave him little bit (time to) rest and one point deduct from Dennis.
“(In the) Second round, still big punches (landed by) Dennis. Dennis got (caught by a) right hook counter punch. He got knock down on canvass. He went up, but looks very bad. Referee 10 counted out him. Shiino win by KO.”
Tubieron’s manager Gabriel “Bebot” Elorde Jr, has agreed.
“Dennis won the first round. In the second, Dennis landed with a big left hook that shook Shiino but he was also got caught with a right that put him down on the canvass,” said Gabriel “Bebot” Elorde, Tubieron’s manager.
“Dennis got up and the referee had stopped the fight. What a fight, Dennis failed.”
Shiino joins Shin Ono (light flyweight), Shingo Wake (super bantam), Yoshitaka Kato (lightweight), Akinori Watanabe (welterweight), Charlie Ota (super welter), Akio Shibata (middleweight), and Yuzo Kiyota (super middle) as the eight current Japanese champion in the Orient and Pacific.
WAKE DESTROYS KIKUCHI IN 9
In the undercard, Shingo Wake (14-4-2, 7 KOs) stopped fellow Japanese, Eita Kikuchi (14-3-4, 6 KOs) at 2:24 of the ninth round to keep his OPBF super bantamweight title.
This reporter, REY DANSECO, is the Judge of the Year awardee in the Philippine for three consecutive years beginning 2010, 2011 and 2012. The Annual Flash Elorde Memorial Awards and Banquet of Champions (every 25th of March) in Manila conferred the trophies. He is also the recipient of WBC’s Judge of the Year 2012 award (during the 50th WBC Convention in Cancun, Mexico). EMAIL: email@example.com