Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista successfully defended his International Boxing Federation (IBF) International featherweight title against his Mexican opponent Gerardo Garcia in their fight at the Carlos P. Garcia Sports Complex in Tagbilaran City, Bohol. The fight last for two rounds before Bautista knockouts Garcia.
The problem is Bautista defeated the wrong Garcia. Promoter Michael Aldeguer of Cebu, who heads ALA Promotions, told that their Mexican agent sent the wrong boxer to fight Bautista.
Bautista was supposed to fight Genaro “Poblanito” Garcia who has a professional record of 38 wins and 8 losses (with 22 knockouts) but the Mexican agent sent Genaro “Panterita” Garcia who has a poor record of (10wins and 11loses)
Because of these incident ALA promotions CEO Michael Aldeguer made a last minute decision; they refunded the fans their money and hosted the entire event for free.
Michael aldeguer said that his decision resulted in a huge financial loss. According to him the integrity of ALA promotions was more important than anything.
Bautista knocked Panterita in the second round with a right cross and ended the fight at the 1:24 mark.