August 24, 2013


WBC#12 flyweight, Filipino puncher Rey Migreno (20-20-3, 17 KOs), 113.75, proved a really late bloomer as he, despite such a mediocre credentials, defeated WBC#15 ranked local favorite Myungho Lee (16-4, 5 KOs), 113.75, an upright speedster, by a unanimous decision (77-73, 76-74 and 78-73) over eight hard-fought rounds on Saturday in Osaka, Japan. Migreno had inflicted a shocking third-round TKO on ex-world champ Pongsaklek Wongjongkam in Thailand in November 2011, which put him into the WBC top fifteen to his credit. Though it was regarded just as a fluke, Migreno stunned the Japanese crowd with his quick demolition of former kick-boxing champ and unbeaten prospect Kenji Kubo in three short rounds this January.

Migreno, a wild banger, dropped Lee once in the first and twice more in the second, winning five points in the first six minutes. Lee, a Japan-born Korean, had dropped a hairline majority decision (96-94 twice and 95-95) to ex-champ Edgar Sosa in Mexico last October, and entered the WBC ratings thanks to his fine performance there. Lee, from the third on, made good use of his speed on hand and foot, whipping the strong but slower Filipino despite suffering a bad gash over the left eyebrow. His continual retaliation wasnft enough to overcome his early deficits on points, though it was such a sizzling give-and-take affair.

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