Malcolm Tuñacao

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Malcolm Tuñacao
Statistics
Real name Malcolm Alindajao Tuñacao
Nickname(s) Eagle Eye
Weight(s) Bantamweight
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Reach 67 in (170 cm)
Nationality Filipino
Born (1977-12-08) 8 December 1977 (age 39)
Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 41
Wins 35
Wins by KO 20
Losses 3
Draws 3

Malcolm Alindajao Tuñacao (born 1978-12-08 in Cambaro, Mandaue City, Philippines) is a professional southpaw boxer in the flyweight division. He is a former WBC and lineal flyweight champion.

Fight career[edit]

Tuñacao was a several time national champion in the amateur ranks while he was still under the careful watch of the eminent ALA Boxing Club. Poverty, however, compelled the Cebuano southpaw, a father of three, to venture into the pro arena, hoping to earn considerable money to sustain the daily living of his family.

On August 1, 1998, Tuñacao, known as "Eagle Eye", officially turned pro along with current WBC ranked #5 and then Filipino super featherweight champion Randy Suico and OPBF welterweight king Rev Santillan. They were then monickered as "The Golden Boys of Cebu Boxing". Tuñacao wrested the Filipino flyweight crown with a 12-round unanimous decision win over Rio Sumampong on September 25, 1998 in Talisay City. In 2000, he became the Lineal and WBC flyweight champion with a 7th round TKO win over Medgoen Singsurat of Thailand.[1] The following year, he lost the titles to Pongsaklek Wonjongkam via a TKO in the 1st round.

He lost to Shinsuke Yamanaka via knockout in the twelfth round with the WBC Bantamweight title on the line on April 8, 2013.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Malcolm Tuñacao - Lineal Flyweight Champion". The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia. 
  2. ^ "Shinsuke Yamanaka Vs Malcolm Tunacao". Asian Boxing. 

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Medgoen Singsurat
Lineal Flyweight Champion
19 May 2000 – 2 Mar 2001
Succeeded by
Pongsaklek Wonjongkam
Preceded by
Medgoen Singsurat
WBC Flyweight Champion
19 May 2000 – 2 Mar 2001
Succeeded by
Pongsaklek Wonjongkam