Filipino super featherweight prospect Recky Dulay who climbed at lightweight to fight as a B-side against Golden Boy Promotions’s undefeated prospect Jaime Arboleda of Panama, shocked everyone at The Forum in Inglewood, California Saturday night (Sunday morning in Manila) when he knocked out Arboleda in the 3rd round.
The taller Arboleda was hit by Dulay with a counter right cross who turned around and dropped like a sack of potato face first to the canvas. He tried to get up but his legs could not support him thus the referee waived off the contest. Time: 2:03 of the third round.
Dulay improved his record to 10 wins with two losses while Arboleda absorbed his first loss and dropped to 10 wins and one loss.
The Dulay victory continued neophyte Filipino trainer Rodel Mayol’s winning streak after he engineered other Filipino underdogs to victory. Mayol, the former two-time world champion who now makes Freddie Roach’s Wildcard Gym in Los Angeles as his training ground, mentored Aston Palicte to victory against undefeated Texan prospect Oscar Cantu on Dec. 17, 2016; He trained Romero Duno to knock out another Golden Boy undefeated prospect Christian Gonzalez on March 10, 2017 that enticed Golden Boy to signup Duno; he was in the corner of Michael Farenas’s comeback knockout win against Martin Angel Martinez of Mexico on June 1, 2017; and now this scintillating victory by Dulay against highly regarded Panamian Arboleda. (Story by Dr. Ed de la Vega / Photos by Jhay Otamias)