It was an explosive night for fight fans as thousands witnessed the second staging of the Adivay Explosion highlighted by the brief knockout by Kalinga’s son Jean Claude Saclag.
National kickboxing athlete Saclag and Crispin Rabanera of Lions’ Den Biagtan both showed promise in the first round of their fight slated at the Benguet Sports Complex multipurpose gymnasium in Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet.
But the game was cut-short once Saclag’s kick hit Rabanera on the face shaking his balance, with the former following it up with a flying knee that ultimately sent the latter on the mat at the 56 second mark of their fight.
Obviously having the wind knocked out of him, the referee stopped the game and staff quickly attended to him, while Saclag celebrated his win, then proceeded to Rabanera’s corner and gave the Bicolano fighter a hug.
The game was the co-main event during the 13-bout fight card headlined by former One Championship featherweight world champion Honorio Banario of Team Lakay and Samahang Kickboxing ng Pilipinas national athlete Carlos Alvarez of Baguio City.
Banario and Alvarez had a friendly match that ended in a draw during the event organized by SKP in partnership with the provincial government of Benguet and sanctioned by the Philippine Sports Commission.
Also a winner during the event was Lakay Central Gym’s Renato Cha Jr. against SKP athlete Karol Maguide via majority decision while SKP athlete Emmanuel Cantores won via TKO against Jerome Alidon of Kickboxing Alliance Philippines.
The fight between Jomar Balangui of Kalinga and SKP and Muaythai Association of the Philippines athlete James Daquil was declared a draw due to accidental headbutts.
UB Cardinals athlete Daryl Chulipas won via unanimous decision against Gamber Angcaway of Lakay Central Gym while and Benguet State University’s Kurt Lubrica won against Estrada Donga-as of Kalinga Province via TKO in the second round of their fight.
Kervin Lampacan of Ciabel Elyu Strikes won via TKO against Edilberto Coquia of Lakay Central Gym while Zyra Bon-as of Max Fusion won via unanimous decision against Zerene Rose Yldeso of Kafagway Lions, Sta. Rosa, Laguna and Claudine Veloso of Lakay Central Gym dominated Renalyn Daquel of SKP from Manila.
In other fights, Denver Songaben of Lakay Training Center ruled Benny Belwa of BSU via a unanimous decision; Aaron Posawen of San Fernando Lakay Training Center knocked out Marc John Lancero of Dragon Kickboxing, Las Pinas while the opening fight between John Serbo of San Fernando Lakay Training Center and Loui Kimayong of BCU Combative ended in a unanimous decision in favor of Serbo. – Ofelia C. Empian