Rommel Asenjo: The Exciting Filipino Minimumweight Boxer

Rommel Asenjo, a Filipino professional boxer, is known for his thrilling and action-packed fighting style. Born on August 19, 1988, in Pigcawayan, Cotabato, Philippines, Asenjo has carved out a remarkable career in the minimumweight and light flyweight divisions.

Standing at 5 feet 2 inches tall with a reach of 62 inches, Asenjo’s southpaw stance and aggressive approach have earned him the moniker “Little Assassin.” His exciting style has seen him score numerous early wins, with 24 of his 32 victories coming by way of knockout.

Asenjo’s professional journey began with an impressive 17-2 record, primarily fighting in his home province of Cotabato. On May 23, 2009, he captured his first title, the WBO Oriental minimumweight belt, by defeating Tanzanian fighter Sadiki Abdulazizi via first-round TKO.

After defending his title once, Asenjo received his first world title shot on April 30, 2011, when he challenged Raúl García for the WBO minimumweight title in Mexico City. Despite being dropped in the third round, Asenjo’s determination and grit were evident throughout the bout.

Following six consecutive wins back home, Asenjo returned to Mexico in 2015 to challenge Juan Francisco Estrada for the WBA (Super) and WBO flyweight titles. However, his corner threw in the towel in the third round due to a swollen right eye, marking his second world title challenge defeat.

Undeterred, Asenjo continued to pursue his dreams, showcasing his resilience and unwavering spirit in the ring. His exciting style and relentless pursuit of excellence have made him a fan favorite and a respected figure in the world of boxing.


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