14 March 2013

Pinoy boxers make semis of Subic tilt

Philippine light flyweight Jade Bornea and light welterweight Eumir Felix Marcia advanced to the semifinals of the 2013 ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships Wednesday after dominating quarterfinal opponents at the Subic gym.

Bornea shredded Rakhmankul Avatov of Kyrgyzstan, 16-6, in the 49kg. division while World Youth champion Marcial whipped China’s Wang Qingqui, 19-11, in the 64kg division.

Three other Filipinos were to climb the ring at press time and also eyeing seats to the semifinals. They were flyweight Bautista against Sagidyk Moldashev of Kazakhstan at 52 kilograms; bantamweight Jonas Bacho against Nursuitan Nisanbaev of Uzbekistan at 56kgs; and lightweight James Palicte against Nagesh A Kharare of India at 60kgs.

Marcial will take on Anvar Turamov of Uzbekistan in the semifinals. The Uzbek crushed Kyrgyzstan’s Izatillo Shermakhammadov, 18-9.

Bornea, the World Junior bronze medal winner from General Santos City, will face Turkmenistan’s Shatlykyrat Myradov — an 11-8 winner over Iran’s Houman Myradov i in the other quarterfinal fight — on Friday for a place in the gold medal round. (The Daily Tribune)