Romero Duno claims another win for the year as rising Pinoy pug outpoints Mexican Juan Pablo Sanchez
Romero Duno celebrates with his team after winning over Juan Pablo Sanchez via unanimous decision at the Forum in Los Angeles, California. Jhay Otamias

FILIPINO Romero Duno piled up another victory for the year after outpointing Juan Pablo Sanchez on Sunday (Manila time) at the Forum in Los Angeles, California.

The 21-year-old native of General Santos City beat his veteran Mexican foe via unanimous decision, winning their eight-round lightweight bout by scores of 78-74, 78-74, 78-74.

It was the third straight win for Duno this year after earlier stunning previously unbeaten Christian Gonzales with a second round knockout win and a second round TKO victory over compatriot Jason Tinampay.

Duno hiked his record to 15-1-0 with 13 KOs, the only blotch in his career coming off a loss against Russian Mikhail Alexeev in an eight-round unanimous decision last year.

The rising Filipino boxer felt good about his performance, which he was able to showcase in the undercard of the Jorge Linares-Luke Campbell battle for the World Boxing Association (WBA) lightweight title.

“I’m satisfied with my performance. Sanchez was a tough competitor and I respect him,” said Duno. “I’ve learned a lot from this fight and I am going to take the lessons I’ve learned onto the next.”

Sanchez’s record now stands at 30-14, with 14 KOs.

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