Manny Puno will go down statistically as the 2nd Greatest Syn’ Featherweight Of All Time, behind only the great mentor of Puno, and father of Hiroshi, Hakuin "Zen" Ekaku. And just above Puno’s great friend and trilogy opponent Nick Shamrock.
Initially, post fight Puno called for a rematch but soon after at the press conference he retired, stating he felt robbed by the referee who kept standing them up.
“I’m almost 42, my camp wanted me to retire many fights ago but I just couldn’t turn down a challenge. I’ll go down as an all time great, and 2020 FW Of The Year Winner.” Puno a