Marlon Tapales picks up quick win, super bantamweight title shot next


Marlon Tapales has his hand lifted by referee Jack Reiss after defeating Hiroaki Teshigawara by way of knockout at Dignity Health Sports Park on December 11, 2021 in Carson, California.   Harry How/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Harry How / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

FILE–Filipino boxer Marlon Tapales. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP 

MANILA, Philippines—Marlon Tapales established himself up for a planet title shot immediately after knocking out Jose Estrella of Mexico in their tremendous bantamweight bout on Sunday (Manila time) at Dignity Wellbeing Athletics Park in Carson, California.

Tapales, the leading IBF contender, unleashed a body shot to quit an overmatched Estrella in the next spherical of their eight-rounder.

The fast win confident Tapales of a crack at the winner involving Murodjon Akhmadaliev of Uzbekistan and Ronny Rios of the United States.

Akhmadaliev (10-, 7KOs) is defending the WBA (Super) and IBF belts in opposition to Rios (33-3, 16KOs) on June 25 in San Antonio, Texas.

The 30-yr-aged Tapales has been on a resurgence with a few straight 2nd-spherical stoppages considering that his TKO loss to Ryosuke Iwasa of Japan for the vacant IBF interim tremendous bantamweight title back again in December 2019.

Tapales, the previous WBO bantamweight champion, improved his record to 36-3 with 19 knockouts.

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