Top boxers lead Philippine team for SEA Games

first_imgFilipina boxer Nesthy Petecio. —PH ASIAN GAMES MEDIA POOLMANILA, Philippines—The Philippines will send out its big guns to defend home turf in the boxing competition of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.World champion Nesthy Petecio will lead the women’s team while regional gold medalists Charly Suarez, Eumir Marcial, and John Marvin lead the men.ADVERTISEMENT Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist 2019 Asian Championships gold medalist Josie Gabuco will look to add a fifth SEA Games gold medal as she competes in the light flyweight division.Gabuco is also a World champion when she ruled the light flyweight tournament in the 2012 AIBA Championships.Irish Magno will compete in the flyweight division while Aira Villegas and Riza Pasuit are the competitors in the bantamweight and lightweight classes.The national boxing teams were chosen after a four-day mini tournament at Rizal Memorial Sports Complex where the Filipino boxers faced off against each other, Laos’ SEA Games representatives, and the Australian national squad.ADVERTISEMENT ‘People evacuated on their own’center_img Carlo Paalam, a 2017 SEA Games bronze medalist, is the team’s competitor in the light flyweight division while 2018 Asian Games silver medalist Rogen Ladon is in the flyweight division.Charly Suarez, a two-time SEA Games gold medalist, is the lightweight contender while Marjon Piañar will compete in the welterweight division.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4FILE PHOTO: Filipino boxer Eumir Felix Marcial. Singapore SEA Games Organizing Committee /Marcial, a silver medalist in the AIBA World Boxing Championship, will defend his spot atop the middleweight division while Marvin will do the same in the light heavyweight tournament.Petecio, the featherweight queen in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships, will lead the women’s national team. Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Win or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing downlast_img read more