11 months Saludar crushes challenger Taniguchi Manilatimes |Sports
Vic Saludar overcame a sluggish opening round to defeat Japanese challenger Masataka Taniguchi via unanimous decision, retaining his World Boxing Organization (WBO) minimumweight title on Tuesday at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. Saludar, a 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games bronze medalist, banked on surgical straight punches and stinging jabs to keep up with Taniguchi’s aggression from round two to six. He then shifted to counter-punching using lateral movements in the remaining rounds. “We just did what we were doing in training. We studied our opponent very well. I saw that he’s hurt as he tried to come closer that’s why I ... more