The knockout puncher veteran Jeo Santisima who recent winning streak include Thailand’s Tabthong Tor Buamas and powerful Melvin “Gringo” Jerusalem is now looking to knockout Junior Bajawa, super flyweight champion of Indonesia in the main event of Idol 2 tonight at the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex.
The 20-year-old Filipino boxer Santisima (10-2-0, 9 KO) recently grabbed eight-fight winning streak all of which came from stoppage. Bajawa (14-8-0, 7 KO) on the other hand, desperately wants to drop down Santisima after finishing Panthem Mullipoom in the most recent fight held in Thailand.
After the weigh-in section at J-Center Mall, Santisima said:
“I want this to be a very good fight so I’ll chase him and be very aggressive. I don’t want this to reach the distance.”
Last year at Araneta Coliseum, Bajawa lost to former world title challenger AJ “Bazooka” Banal by unanimous decision. But he is confident about the fight against Santisima. Indonesia trainer Leo Daroguthni said:
“In our last fight here he lost just by a decision. We really want to win here. He is really confident for this fight.”
Bajawa has lost his last seven fight to various boxers from Philippines, Australia and Thailand, but even so he promised to give some tense moments to the opponent in this bout. Bajawa has fought against many Filipino fighters like AJ Banal, Warlito Parrenas, and Richard Pumicpic. Although he lost all bout against Filipino boxers, he believes in going distance and he is not someone who easily losses over knockout decisions.
Santisima currently is at 10-2 with 9 knockouts and Bajawa is 14-8 with 7 knockouts. In the co-main event, Melvin Gringo Jerusalem (9-0-0, 7KO) is looking to beat WBC International Light Flyweight champion Jonathan Refugio (15-4-4, 3KO). 22-year-old Jerusalem is currently at the 27th position in the minimum weight division of World Boxing Council (WBC).