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Petecios, Filipino boxers open hunt for nine SEA Games golds

Nesthy Petecio (photoabove) will be fighting for a gold like younger brother Norlan.

Nesthy Petecio shall be preventing for a gold like youthful brother Norlan. —PHOTO FROM NESTHY

PHNOM PENH—Watching Nesthy Petecio batter her rivals was all the time a fun-filled second for Norlan Petecio.

Now, it’s her elder sister’s flip to return the favor when Norlan climbs atop the ring on the largest stage up to now of his budding boxing profession.

“I’ll cheer for him on the sidelines. We all the time discuss his fights and he is aware of what to do,’’ stated the 31-year-old Nesthy.

They might turn out to be the primary sister-brother gold performers for Workforce Philippines  because the boxing finals of the thirty second Southeast Asian Video games get happening Saturday at Chroy Changvar Conference Corridor.

“I stay up for his efficiency. It’s his flip to make a reputation for himself, not just for our nation, however for his household as nicely,’’ stated Nesthy, the Tokyo Olympic silver medalist in ladies’s featherweight.

Nesthy and Norlan (light-weight) kind a part of 9 Filipino boxers who made it to the gold-medal fights, with Rogen Ladon taking the primary crack in his title protection in opposition to Thailand’s Thanarat Saengphet within the males’s flyweight division.

“I’ve confronted him (Saengphet) a few occasions, however I’m not taking any probabilities. Profitable this gold will imply loads for me,’’ stated Ladon, the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympian eyeing his third consecutive SEA Video games gold medal in the identical weight class.

Ian Clark Bautista goes for a second straight gold when he battles Indonesia’s Asri Udin within the males’s featherweight.

Paalam will get going

Uzbekistan's Shakhobidin Zoirov (red) and Philippines' Carlo Paalam fight during their men's fly (48-52kg) quarter-final boxing match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo on August 3, 2021.

The Philippines’ Carlo Paalam (blue) and Uzbekistan’s Shakhobidin Zoirov battle throughout their males’s fly (48-52kg) quarterfinal boxing match throughout the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games on the Kokugikan Enviornment in Tokyo on August 3, 2021. (Photograph by Luis ROBAYO / POOL / AFP)

“One among us will deliver dwelling the gold medal and I hope will probably be me. I ready onerous for this,’’ stated Bautista, the bantamweight title holder final 12 months in Hanoi.

Tokyo Olympian Irish Magno squares off with Jutamas Jitpong of Thailand for the ladies’s flyweight plum on the identical night time and light-weight Riza Pasuit is ready to battle Vietnam’s Thi Linh Ha.

Norlan Petecio enters the ring with Thailand’s Bunjong Sinsiri on Sunday earlier than Nesthy faces Indonesia’s Ratna Sari Devi for the featherweight title.

Olympic silver medalist Carlo Paalam (males’s 54kg) has likewise set a date with historical past in a gathering with Aldoms Suguro of Indonesia.

“I all the time hearken to all the ideas that she provides me. No matter occurs on Sunday, I’ll all the time be grateful for her steerage together with the coaches,’’ stated Norlan.

Paul Bascon organized a titular conflict with Thailand’s Rujakran Juntrong within the 60kg finale and John Tupas Marvin battles Weerapon Jongjoho within the gentle heavy finals.


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