Sports: 6 Negrense Boxers Advance to Semis in PNG
MANILA - Six Negrense boxers will advances to the semifinals today, at the boxing events in the 2012 POC-PSC Philippine National Games at Ninoy Aquino Stadium here.
Out of the six Negrenses, four were carrying Bago City, while two others from Negros Occidental, including a female boxer, Rizza Pasuit in 57 kilograms.
For Negros Occidental, Aljun De Oro (46 kilograms) of Sagay City survived two matches against teammate Reymart Flores and hurdle Asher Rada of Zambales on points, 33-19.
Those who lose their matches earlier were, Alvin Sibugan (49kgs), Rafael Sueño (52kgs) and Ernesto Ibañez (56 kgs).
James Calago (60kgs) advance to the semifinal after a win on walkover against Antonio Mirano of Romblon.Calago will face Risty Apas of Davao Del Norte, who won against Jhem Interino of Olongapo City, 17-7.
Sipalay City bet Christy Jane Rivas lost her bout against RP-bound member Margie Waga of Misamis Oriental after absorbing two standing 8-count.Waga will be paired against Rizza Pasuit in the the 57 kilograms.
Bago City had four boxers who entered the semifinals after winning their bouts late last night. Argie Alabado defeated Leonard Guevarra of Olongapo City, 27-11 and will face Jene Boy Boca in the 49 kilograms. Boca beat Reynard Sitenta of Zambales, vie TKO in the first round. Jeffrey Bagacay won on points, , 21-19 against Paul Varona of Tayabas and will face Lowen Bordeos of Northern Samar , who won his match against Jusua Sambajon via TKO in the first round.
Bago City James Palicte defeated Remar Metuda of Misamis Oriental via TKO in the first round and will face Lloyd Trinidad of Zambales, who won over Mark Christopher San Jose of Parañaque via TKO in the first round in the 60 kilograms.
Other semifinal bouts; Ricardo Dulce of Laguna vs. Joey Canoy of Davao Del Norte in 46 kilograms; John Rey de Asis of Camiguin vs. Jake Bornea in 49 kilograms; Roldan Boncales, Jr of General Santos City vs. Jonas Bacho of Mandaluyong in 52 kilograms; Quirino Mellejor, Jr.,izal vs. Klemen Earl Cabahit of Misamis in the 56 kilograms; and Mark David Lontayao of Masbate vs. Jeson Umbal of Camiguin in the other 56 kilograms. The winners will battle for the gold, while the losers will settle with bronze medals.*