Negrense Villanueva loses in WBC world title match

first_imgNegrense boxer Arthur Villanueva. RING TV Oubaali rocked Villanueva from the start with his steady andstraight left hand. The Negrnese challenger was stunned several times in roundsthree and four but managed to make it out of the round on each occasion. Villanueva could have survived anew through six rounds butOubaali intensified his attack, connecting with a straight left and a righthook to send his challenger to the canvas. Villanueva was quick to beat the knockout count but spendingthe rest of the round fighting behind an earmuff defense. The Negrense fighterquit from the corner just before the seventh round. MANILA – Negrense boxer Arthur Villanueva was unsuccessfulanew in taking home a world title following a sixth round stoppage loss to WBCbantamweight champion Nordine Oubaali of France on Saturday night at BarysArena in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.center_img “Nordine’s a good fighter, he has a lot of experience in theamateurs. He’s a world champion and I expect he is a very good fighter,”Villanueva said after the match. It was third world championship defeat of the Bago City,Negros Occidental-native Villanueva after losing to former IBF super flyweightchampion McJoe Arroyo and former WBO bantamweight belt holder Zolani Tetebefore. The 30-year-old Villanueva saw his record dropped to 32-4-1win-loss-draw, including 18 stoppage wins, while the 32-year-old Oubaaliextended his unblemished 16-0-0, with 12 knockout wins./PNlast_img