GenSan’s de la Torre wins via KO in Pacquiao undercard

Natashya Gutierrez
Harmonito de la Torre of General Santos City disposed of his opponent, Indonesia's Jason Butar-Butar in just 3 rounds

COTAI ARENA. Thousands are in Cotai Arena to watch the Manny Pacquiao vs Brandon Rios fight. Photo by Josh Villanueva/Rappler

MACAU – Fight day is off to a good start as the first Filipino boxer who entered the ring today comes off with a dominant victory.

Harmonito de la Torre of General Santos City disposed of his opponent, Indonesia’s Jason Butar-Butar in just 3 rounds. The 19-year-old de la Torre knocked out the 25-year-old Butar-Butar halfway through the 6-round Super Featherweight fight to advance his record to 11-0.

This is his 6th knockout win.

The undefeated de la Torre was dominant since the beginning, leading in two of three judges’ scorecards before he dropped his older opponent at the Cotai Arena here at the Venetian Hotel in Macau.

De la Torre was trained and advised by Renie Gabawa, Dexter Ran, Jim Claude Mananquil and John Ray Mananquil.

His was the first of 10 fights today.

Two more Filipinos are slated to fight today including super welterweight Pampanga native Dan Nazareno Jr, who will challenge British Liam Vaughan, and eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao who will headline the Main Event against younger Mexican-American Brandon Rios.

Rappler is in Macau to bring to you the action as it takes place. Follow along on our live blog below or click here for the full live blogging experience.

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