DONE in 52 seconds.
Vic `Vicious’ Saludar made quick work of Juanito Hundante in his professional debut in the undercard of the Pinoy Pride XXI: When Worlds Collide at the Grand Ballroom of the posh Solaire Resort and Casino over the weekend.
The 5-foot-4 former Asian Games bronze medalist from South Cotabato threw a 1-2 combination to the head of Hundante that dropped the Manila-based pug down on his knees. He was counted out for good in 52 seconds of the first round by referee Ver Abainza.
Saludar shone in the bright lights of the world-class casino in Manila's new entertainment city to earn his first professional win. Hundante lost for the second time in three pro appearances.
Saludar trained under the watchful eyes of brother Ariel for two months in his hometown Polomolok.
The 22–year old Saludar, the youngest of three boxing brothers, was an amateur standout who won a bronze in the 2010 Guangzhou Asiad, two Palarong Pambansa gold medals and six national championship gold medals.
He was also named 'Best Fighter of the tournament' during the 31st Tammer Cup held in Tampere, Finland.
Saludar joined ALA boxing’s stable of boxers and is fighting in the exciting 108 pounds division.