Mayol wins by majority decision over Gallo

FILIPINO pug Rodel Mayol (27-5-2, 21 KOs) defeated Mexican Javier Gallo via majority decision in one of the eight-fight undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Shane Mosley 12-round WBO welterweight main event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas yesterday (Saturday night in US Time).

The 29-year-old former WBC lightweight champion Mayol, a former protege of Cebu boxing patron Antonio L. Aldeguer,has now upped his record to 28-5-2 with 21 knockouts.

Two judges had it 98-92 for Mayol while the third judge scored it 95-95 draw.

The Los Angeles, California based Mayol who hails from Cebu City, is also scored a 7th round TKO win over Pompetch Twins Gym at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City, Philippines on Nov. 5, 2011.

He won the WBC crown with a second round disposal of Edgar Sosa on Nov. 21, 2009 in Palenque de la Feria, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico.

Mayol successfully kept his tiara with a 3rd round technical draw against Omar Nino Romero on Feb.27, 2010 at the Coliseo Olimpico de la UG, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

In a rematch on on June 19, 2010, Mayol lost the throne to the same Romero via 12-round unanimous decision at the Plaza de Toros, San Juan del Rio, Queretaro, Mexico.

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