Roel Rosauro beats Indonesian foe at One: A New Tomorrow

Roel Rosauro beats Indonesian foe at One: A New Tomorrow

Roel Rosauro connects on a left kick to the side of Yohan Legowo. One Championship
By Dugout Philippines

BANGKOK—Roel Rosauro gave the Philippines its first win in One Championship for the new decade as he defeated Indonesian opponent Yohan Legowo at One: A New Tomorrow at the Impace Arena here on Friday night.

Rosauro, a Filipino national Muay Thai champion, put together a clinical display of striking for three rounds, tagging Legowo with punishing combinations to the head and midsection. Although Legowo would give Rosauro a good challenge, he was a step behind constantly throughout the bout. All three judges saw the bout in favor of the Filipino to win by unanimous decision.

In the main event, Thailand’s own Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon put on a striking clinic, needing just three rounds to finish off former world champion Jonathan “The General” Haggerty of England to retain the One flyweight Muay Thai world championship.

Rodtang closed the show in impressive fashion, stopping Haggerty via technical knockout behind staggering body shots and his usual forward aggressiveness. Rodtang set the tone early in the bout, landing a shot to the body that sent Haggerty down to the canvas in round one. Rodtang continued to put the pressure on Haggerty in the third round as the Thai star scored three consecutive knockdowns to put the challenger away and successfully defend his title.

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