‘Machete’ Bernaldez KOs Mexican foe in non-title fight

By: Glendale G. Rosal - Mutimedia Correspondent - CDN Digital | July 11,2021 - 05:46 PM
'MACHETE' BERNALDEZ WINS. Mark 'Machete' Bernaldez stops Mexican foe Kantun through technical knockout,. Photo from Bernaldez's Facebook account

Mark ‘Machete’ Bernaldez. Photo from Bernaldez’s Facebook account

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Mark “Machete” Bernaldez scored a seventh round technical knockout victory against Mexican Juan Kantun in their non-title showdown at the Airport Hilton in Miami, Florida last Saturday, July 10, 2021.

The Miami-based Butuan City native who fights under Sanman Promotions banner extended his winning streak to three since last year. 

It is also his second victory this year, following his big knockout win against another Mexican in Hector Ruben Ambriz Suarez last March in Miami, Florida. 

The 27-year-old Bernaldez improved hise record to 23 wins, 17 knockouts with 4 losses. The 33-year-old Kantun dropped to 12 defeats with 21 wins, 3 draws and 15 knockouts. 

Bernaldez is unbeaten since 2020 and has won all of his three fights including last Saturday’s with a technical knockout. 

Before he started his winning streak, Bernaldez lost to American Albert Bell in 2020 via unanimous decision in Las Vegas. 

After that, Bernaldez came back with a big win against Argentinian Julian Evaristo Aristule in Miami in October of 2020 via a third round TKO followed by his two victories this year.

Bernaldez is also a former ALA Boxing Gym prospect.

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