By Carlos Costa
Indonesia’s unbeaten hot prospect D’ Golden Boy Andika Sabu (16-0, 8 KO’s) defeated “Hammer” Sarguillas (7-3-2, 4 KO’s) in a sixth chapter technical decision to claim the vacant WBA Asia Light Flyweight strap Saturday, April 6, on the campus of Fakultas Ilmu Komunikasi (FIKOM) in Indonesia’s famed capital, The Big Durian J-Town, Jakarta.
The tough, hard-fought rumble was a scheduled 10-rounder that had to be cut short in the sixth stanza due to a cut on Sarguillas. The local Golden Boy Andika Sabu was ahead on points in two of scorecards 58-56. The third tally was 57-57.
With total numbers in his favor, Andika gets the Technical Decision (TD) win.
The WBA Asia third man in charge was referee Prommase Chakshuraksha of the Kingdom of Thailand.
The rewarding result is Andika’s most important victory in his 4-year boxing career, a triumph that is likely to insert him into the WBA Light Flyweight world-rankings. 💥💥
This is the lighting-fast 108-pound weight-class where the reigning WBA “super champion” is undefeated hard-hitting Japanse Hiroto Kyoguchi (12-0, 9 KO’s), and the WBA “regular” champion is ruthless brawler Carlos Cañizales (21-0-1, 17 KO’s) of Venezuela.
WBA Asia executive Won Kim of Korea flew-in to Indonesia to award the shinning belt to the 23-year-old Andika Sabu, an Indonesian 108-pounder warrior ready for more challenging missions.