Cuarto-Taduran rematch set

By: Dale Rosal - CDN Digital | January 04,2022 - 04:10 PM

Rene Mark Cuarto (left) and Pedro Taduran (right. | Facebook photos

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) world minimumweight champion Rene Mark “Mighty Mouse” Cuarto will have a rematch against fellow Filipino Pedro “Kid Pedro Heneral” Taduran on January 29, 2022 in Digos City, Davao del Sur.

Their much-anticipated rematch is to settle the controversy that surrounded their first encounter in February 2021, wherein Cuarto won by unanimous decision to dethrone Taduran.

Cuarto walked away with a unanimous decision victory with all three judges scoring it 115-113.

However, Taduran’s camp saw it differently. 

They believed that Taduran could’ve successfully defended his title if not for some crucial missed calls from the referee during the bout.

They particularly pointed out the alleged intentional headbutt that wasn’t deducted to Cuarto’s score and the knockdown that wasn’t ruled by the referee in the last round. 

Since that fight, both boxers didn’t engage in any other bout for the rest of the year. 

The 25-year-old Cuarto of Zamboanga del Norte holds a record of 19 wins with 11 knockouts coupled with two defeats and two draws.

Meanwhile, Taduran of Libon, Albay, has a record of 14 wins with 11 knockouts together with three defeats and one draw. 

Taduran wrested the IBF world minimumweight title in 2019 by beating fellow Filipino Samuel Salva. 

/bmjo

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TAGS: International Boxing Federation world minimumweight title, Pedro "Kid Pedro Heneral" Taduran, Rene Mark "Mighty Mouse" Cuarto

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