TEMPO Manila, Philippines – Upcoming Philippine junior featherweight contender Ronnie “Baby Faced Destroyer” Apilado continued his winning streak recently when he stopped former amateur standout Rex Granada in the first round of their 10-round fight at the Midsayap Municipal Gymnasium in Midsayap, North Cotabato.

Apilado, 22, a Sunday high school student and considered as one of the young boxing stars from the Braveheart Boxing Club of North Cotabato, immediately brought the fight to the older Granada as the round started and caught the Gen. Santos City fighter with a tremendous body and head combination sending him to the canvas for a count of eight.

As Granada stood up to resume the fight, Apilado pinned him in his own corner and unleashed a series of head punches that prompted referee Felizardo Resma to stop the fight.
It was Apilado’s 16th win in 17 fights, 10 by knockout, and his 11th straight victory after dropping a 4-round fight by majority decision three years ago.