An avid supporter of presidential aspirant Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte was knocked out cold after hopping into the ring as crowd favorite against an opponent who had lost 11 fights since 2011.
Boxer Bryan Macamay proudly wore red trunks with Duterte's moniker "The Punisher" on the front. Printed on the back was "Duterte 2016 Para sa Pagbabago."
However, Macamay was unable to channel the feisty mayor's tough man image after a vicious right hook to the chin sent him straight down to the canvas.
He was rendered unconscious and lost in Round 3, despite a skillful showing during the earlier rounds at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
Duterte, who has been popular with the public, so far has the most fans who show their support in unconventional ways.With 21 percent in the latest SWS survey, he is currently in fourth place, trailing administration bet Mar Roxas II.