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Bautista scores UD win over Slovakian foe in World Boxing Championship

Ian Clark Bautista took a few seconds to size up Tanko Villiam before battering his foe on the way to a unanimous decision win in Day 3 of the 2019 World Boxing Championship on Wednesday in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Bautista was the third Filipino to score a victory in the tournament that runs until September 23.

The Filipino slugger from Negros Occidental viciously attacked Villiam on all fronts, even landing one to the jaw that saw the Slovakian lose his mouthpiece thrice in the first two rounds of action.

Bautista refused to slow down from there and ruled the bantamweight match of the tournament that will serve as qualifiers for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

The Filipinos have racked up three victories in the boxing meet so far.

On Tuesday, Philippines bet John Nobel Marvin also beat Paulius Zujevas in the light heavyweight match.

Eumir Marcial also bagged a victory in the middle weight after trouncing Bryan Angulo on the opening day of competition.

Meanwhile, James Palcite will take on Fori Jose Manuel Viafara on Thursday.