WBC Championship: Taconing suffers another heartbreaker, loses to Lopez in Mexico
By John Mateo, AsianFightScene.com
Filipino challenger Jonathan “Lightning” Taconing (22-3-1, 18 Kos) once again failed to snatch the WBC light flyweight title Saturday night before a hostile crowd at the Arena Coliseo in Mexico City.
Two judges scored the 12-round contest in a one-sided 118-109 and 119-108 verdicts while the third official at ring side tallied 115-112 all in favor of the defending champion Ganigan Lopez (28-6, 17 Kos).
In Taconing’s first crack at the title, he got a controversial technical decision loss in the fifth round against Suriyan Satorn (aka Kompayak Porpramook) in May 2012 in Thailand.
Lopez, who got a cut over his right eye due to accidental clash of heads in the 8th round, defended the gold and green belt for the first time after winning it from Yu Kimura with majority decision over 12 rounds in March in Japan.