Demecillo falters in US boxing debut, loses by decision to American boxer Crowder

By: Glendale G. Rosal - Multimedia Correspondent - CDN Digital | August 07,2023 - 10:33 PM

Domnique Crowder (wearing the WBA belt) poses with his team after beating Kenny Demecillo. | Photo from Crowder's Facebook page

Domnique Crowder (wearing the WBA belt) poses with his team after beating Kenny Demecillo. | Photo from Crowder’s Facebook page

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Kenny “Big Heart” Demecillo faltered in his debut fight in the United States after losing to hometown boxer Dominique Crowder on Saturday, August 5 (Aug. 6 Manila Time), at the Physical Education Complex in Baltimore, Maryland, the United States. 

The 29-year-old American prospect stayed unbeaten after defeating Demecillo via unanimous decision to clinch the World Boxing Association (WBA) International bantamweight title after 10-rounds. 

READ: Jake Amparo wins WBO title fight in Japan via unanimous decision

The victory improved Crowder’s unbeaten record to 15 wins with 10 knockouts. 

Meanwhile, Demecillo dropped to his sixth defeat with 17 wins, 10 knockouts and 2 draws. 

Second Pinoy boxer as opponent

Demecillo was Crowder’s second Filipino opponent after having fought John Mark Alimane in 2022 in Washington where he won by a fourth round technical knockout. 

READ: Elijah Pierce KOs Pinoy boxer Mike Plania in 3rd round of Atlanta fight

Overall, Crowder dominated the bout in the majority of their 10-rounder showdown which paved the way for his unanimous decision victory. 

It was Demecillo’s fourth fight abroad. He already fought in Hong Kong, Russia, and Japan in his 11-year career as a pro boxer.


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