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Ex-Olympian Barriga downs Thai foe to win international crown

Former Olympian Mark Anthony Barriga nabbed his 7th career victory with a clinical performance against Thailand's Wittawas Basapean to claim the vacant World Boxing Organization international minimumweight belt in the main event of a Beijing fight card co-promoted by Many Pacquiao.

According to Philboxing.com, the 2012 London Olympian outclassed the Thai fighter to secure a unanimous decision win at Heyuan Royal Garden Hotel on Friday night.

Mark Anthony Barriga while fighting Wittawas Bassapean. Courtesy of Jerwin Ancajas' Facebook
Barriga is co-promoted by world junior bantamweight champion and fellow Panabo city native Jerwin Ancajas, who served as one of Barriga's cornermen in Beijing.

Barriga now has a clean professional sheet of 7-0.

Ronnie Baldonado also scored an impressive win in the same card.

Full Article: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/09/30/17/boxing-ex-olympian-barriga-downs-thai-foe-to-win-international-crown

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