WBC International LightFly-weight title
Jonathan Inguito Taconing (Philippines)

Jonathan  will defend his belt against Vince Paras (PH)  next September 22nd in Manila by Johnny Elorde

Jonathan Taconing vs. Arnold Garde’s WBC International Light Flyweight Title bout held at ESC, Sucat, Parañaque City.    Sunday 15th October 2017.   Promoted by Johnny Elorde.     INiTIAL REPORT:  

The first round was very close as two judges scored it in favor of Taconing and the other for Galde. Taconing was very stylish and clever while Garde was throwing some power punches that were connecting. The second round was a different story as Taconing outclassed his opponent and stopped him by knockout at the 2 Minutes and 46 seconds. The fight was short but exciting.   More to come. 

  Jonathan Inguito TACONING  (26-3-1, 22 inside) was actually supposed to face Armand Dela Cruz.   The latter was diagnosed with some medical problems which did not eventually allow him to fight against the champion.    So, on the basis of the request send by the promoter and a letter of support sent by the Philippine Boxing Commission (GAB) , the Committee decided to approve the champion to defend his title in a voluntary defence against Arnold Garde.


(Above picture at the Official weigh-in) :

Jonathan Taconing (left) and Arnold Garde at the Elorde Sports Center.   Taconing 108 lbs. while Garde scaled  107.5 lbs.

Former WBC International LightFly-weight Champions in this weight class
Jonathan Mark C. Refugio, Philippines
Richard Claveras, Philippines
Ganigan Lopez, México
Joyi Nkosinathi, South Africa
Benezer Alolod, Philippines
Luis Ceja, México
Jonathan Taconing, Philippines
Ramón García Hirales, México
Adrián Hernandéz, Mexico
Phumzile Matyhila, South Africa
Muvhuso Nedzanani, South Africa
Wandee Singwangcha, Thailand
Juan Domingo Cordoba , Argentina
Sangik Yang , Korea
Juanito Rubillar , Philippines
José Lagos , Argentina
Gerardo Garcia , Mexico
Pablo Tiznado , Mexico
Sangik Yang, Korea
Ebo Danquah , Ghana
Little Baguio , Philippines
Mzukisi Skali, South Africa