Pinoy boxer Villanueva loses by KO in 3rd world title bid
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Arthur Villanueva failed to snatch a world title for the third time in his career after bowing to WBC bantamweight champion and Frenchman Nordine Oubaali Saturday night in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
Oubaali defeated Villanueva in the beginning of the seventh round after the Filipino decided to surrender the match.
Bantamweight world titlist Nordine Oubaali (16-0, 12 KOs), 32, of France, retained his belt for the first time as he dominated Arthur Villanueva (32-4-1, 18 KOs), 30, of the Philippines, in a sixth-round knockout victory on Saturday on the ESPN+ card at... https://t.co/u35VUfrX8X— Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) July 6, 2019
Villanueva went down in the middle of the sixth round.
The Filipino fighter fell to 32-4-1 and goes 0-3 in world title bouts.
He had previously failed in his world title attempts versus McJoe Arroyo and Zolani Tete in 2015 and 2017, respectively.