Escaner Fails In WBO ASPAC Title Bout

By Rey Danseco


Escaner Fails In WBO ASPAC Title Bout

NEWLY CROWNED Philippine super-bantamweight champ Alex Escaner failed in his third attempt to win a title abroad.

The 28-year old boxer of Marty Elorde Stable was stopped in the fourth round by reigning World Boxing Organization Asia Pacific featherweight champ Terdsak Jandaeng in Bangprakong, Chacheongsao, Thailand Friday.

Escaner, who won the RP 122-pound crown from erstwhile ruler Reynald Tribo over 12 rounds in San Juan last September 12, also failed to win in two other international title bouts in his career.

The Libac, Sultan Kudarat native lose in Pan Asian Boxing Association (PABA) super-bantamweight title on June 5 of last year in Utaradith, Thailand.

Last December 12, 2001 in Chiangmai, Escaner was knocked out in the third round in his initial bid for international title against Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym for the PABA PBA bantamweight belt.

In the undercard, RP bantam champ Joel Bauya and NiƱo Suelo also vowed in full distance bout over six rounds against separate Thai foes.

Reigning WBO bantam champ Ratanachai Sor Vorapin deposed Bauya in a non-title bout as the judges saw a unanimous 58-56 decision while young Thai Nethra Sasiprapa edged Suelo.