THE BATTLE OF LEYTE GULF BOXING SHOWDOWN
By Maloney L. Samaco
23 Oct 2017
In line with the celebration of the 72nd Leyte Landing Anniversary, an Open/Invitational Boxing Tournament was held at Robinsons Place Activity Area in Tacloban City last October 20. The boxing card was dubbed "The Battle of the Leyte Gulf." There were 17 featured boxing bouts held in the biggest shopping mall of the Region of Eastern Visayas.
Here are the complete results:
Ryan Ortega (Leyte Sports Academy - LSA) WUD vs. Jake Laurence Reponte (Ormoc City) - 32 kg.
Joshua Indic (Tanauan, Leyte), 2016 Batang Pinoy Visayas Leg gold medalist, WSD vs. Cris Carlos Emnas (LSA), 2016 Palarong Pambansa athlete - 38 kg.
School Boys Division
John Guttierrez (LSA) WSD vs. Harold James Reponte (Ormoc City) - 44 kg.
Jerico Rosales (Ormoc City) WRSC-1stRd vs. Nevel Busi (Tanauan, Leyte) - 44 kg.
Jomari Abituna (Maasin City), 2017 Maasin City Open Invitational Tournament champion, WUD vs. Morgan Jabagat (LSA) - 46 kg.
Caasi Salvador (LSA), 2016 Palatong Pambansa bronze medalist, WUD vs. Jhayve Donaire (Maasin City), National Batang Pinoy gold medalist - 48 kg.
Archie Alao (LSA) WSD vs. John Patrick Sodario (Ormoc City) - 50 kg.
Ian Lloyd Gesalan (Maasin City) WSD vs. Rejie Ortega (LSA) - 52 kg.
Jilyn de la Cruz (LSA) WRSC-2ndRd vs. Pauline Busi (Tanauan, Leyte) - 45 kg.
Judy Ann Orbeta ( LSA), 2015 Batang Pinoy champion, WSD vs. Myra Nacario (LSA), 2016 Phil. National Games bronze medalist - 50 kg.
Raffy Basas (Tacloban City) WSD vs. Jimmy Cano (Tacloban City) - 54 kg.
Ramil Pingol (Palo, Leyte), 2015 National Batang Pinoy champion, WUD vs. Michael Potoy (Ormoc City), 2015 Palarong Pambansa athlete - 54 kg.
Romeo Evale (Maasin City), 2014 Phil. National Games bronze medalist, 2015 Phil. National Games silver medalist, WRSC-2ndRd vs. Rodel Flores (Ormoc City), 2016 Ormoc City champion - 48 kg.
Alex Caoctoy (Ormoc City), 2016 Ormoc City champion, WSD vs. Jamesber Abanes (Tanauan, Leyte), 2017 Open Invitational Boxing Tournament champion - 52 kg.
Edillo Avorque (Tacloban City), 2009 Leyte Boxing Idol silver medalist, WRSC-2ndRd vs. Jose Macawile (Quinapondan, Eastern Samar), Dolores, Eastern Samar champion - 57 kg.
Jovit Brazil (Tacloban City), EVRAA champion, WUD vs. Edgar Picoy (Tanauan, Leyte), Tanauan, Leyte champion - 60 kg.
Jerome Panganiban (San Isidro, Leyte), Phil. National Games gold medalist, WRSC-1stRd vs. Richard Bacala (Maasin City), Phil. National Games silver medalist - 64 kg.
Note: WUD - Winner by unanimous decision, WSD - Winner by split decision, WRSC - Winner by referee stopped contest.
Photo shows the Maasin City boxing team to "The Battle of Leyte Gulf" boxing showdown at Tacloban City with Maasin City Councilor Zaldy Olita (far right).
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