Olympic veteran Petecio falls, but Bascon, Villegas impressive

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2023 07:40:31 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Paul Julyfer Bascon and Aira Villegas made their title campaigns felt while Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Nesthy Petecio suffered a stunning defeat at the start of the 74th Strandja International Boxing Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria Monday, Feb. 20. Bascon, a 25-year-old pride of Davao Del Norte, started aggressively on the way to a […]

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Paalam, Petecio banner PH boxing team to Bulgarian tilt

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2023 04:45:37 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Tokyo Olympic silver medalists Carlo Paalam and Nesthy Petecio spearhead the promising Philippine team that left for Sofia, Bulgaria Friday night, Feb. 17 to compete in the 74th Strandja International Boxing Tournament. The event, considered as the oldest boxing competition in Europe, is expected to gather some 470 athletes from 42 nations to […]

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Eumir Marcial TKOs Argentine foe in second round

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2023 04:41:19 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Eumir Marcial is getting stronger and meaner each fight. The Zamboanga pride showed this by stopping Argentine Ricardo Villalba in the second round to remain undefeated as a pro on Saturday, Feb. 11 (Sunday in Manila) at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist went to work early, […]

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Rising star from Mindanao captures gold in Asian U22 slugfest

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 02:55:57 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Aaron Jude Bado, the rising star from Mindanao, made his maiden international stint more memorable. Attacking like a whirlwind machine in the last two rounds, Bado stunned World Championship bronze medalist Thanarat Saengphet of Thailand to capture the men’s flyweight (51kg) gold medal in the ASBC Asian U22 Boxing Championships in Bangkok, […]

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2 Pinoy boxers gain finals at Asian U22 meet

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2023 09:16:02 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Aaron Jude Bado and Flint Jara scored contrasting victories Monday, Jan. 23, to barge into the gold-medal round of their respective weight categories in the ASBC Asian U22 Boxing Championships in Bangkok, Thailand. A 2019 Palarong Pambansa standout from Mindanao, Bado displayed his aggressive stance to dominate Qaiyum Ariffin of Malaysia, 5-0, […]

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Busy sked for national boxers as they prepare for Paris Games

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2022 07:38:10 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA National boxers, particularly those eyeing berths for the 2024 Paris Olympics, will have a busy year ahead as they gear up for several training camps and competitions abroad. Among the training camps lined up for them are in Muak Lek, Thailand in February, somewhere in China in August right before the 19th Asian […]

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Emerging boxing star from Mindanao snares silver in World Youth

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2022 05:37:02 +0000

After Carlo Paalam’s golden performance in the Asian Elite Championships in Amman,Jordan barely a month ago, an up-and-coming youngster sparkled in the World Youth Championships which concluded Friday evening (Manila time) in La Nucia, Spain. Ronel Suyom, a 17-year-old fighting out of the Cagayan de Oro Boxing team, scored several upsets en route to a […]

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PSC all-out in support to PH boxers bid for Paris Games berths

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2022 08:46:58 +0000

Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman Noli Eala is fully committed to support the national boxing team in its quest for 2024 Paris Olympics as he welcomed 2022 ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championship gold medalist Carlo Paalam, and bronze medalists Nesthy Petecio and Hergie Bacyadan at Rizal Memorial Sports Complex on Monday.  “We are in full […]

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Paalam stuns foe, bags gold in ASBC Asian tilt

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2022 22:22:42 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Carlo Paalam stunned 2021 world championship silver medalist Makhmud Sabyrkhan of Kazakhstan by hacking out a split decision to capture the men’s 54kg bantamweight gold medal in the ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships in Amman, Jordan Saturday, Nov. 12. Paalam, who moved up to the heavier weight category, earned a 30-27 decision […]

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Boxer Palicte wins convincingly, but Fernandez falls

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2022 03:29:47 +0000

Two Filipino boxers opened the Philippine campaign in the ASBC Elite Championships in Amman, Jordan with contrasting results as Mario Fernandez dropped a close bout while James Palicte won convincingly in his own match. The 29 year-old veteran Fernandez lost a close 3-2 decision to the host country’s Yousef Iashash in their featherweight match (57 kg) […]

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