Monday, May 27, 2019


Press Release: May 27, 2019 By Sanman Promotions – Pinoy Bantamweight prospect Ben Mananquil drops to (W14 KO4 L2 D3) as he suffers an upset loss in the hands of Yuki Kobayashi, now (W15 KO9 L8 D0) and the new WBO Asia Pacific Bantamweight champion. The fight was competitive all throughout but Mananquil appeared to have an injured thus changing the tempo of the fight. Kobayashi became the aggressor as he smelled blood and finally cornered Mananquil in the tenth round.

For Mananquil, “I injured my right hand during training but I don’t want to make excuses. Kobayashi was the better fighter tonight. We win some and lose some. I will come back stronger. This is a hard lesson for me. My apologies to my fans and team for not being able to bring home the belt.”

According to Sanman CEO Jim Claude Manangquil, “ Ben trained hard for this. Props to Kobayashi for going all in and finally getting his reward.

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