CDO, DIGOS BOXERS PREVAIL IN DAY 1 OF MINDANAO QUARTER FINALS OF PSC-PACQUIAO BOXING CUP
By Lito delos Reyes
10 Feb 2018
KIDAPAWAN CITY --- Cagayan de Oro and Digos City both won all their respective bouts in Day 1 (Feb. 10) of the Mindanao Quarter Finals of PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup at the Kidapawan City Gym here.
Five boxers of CDO Mayor Oscar Moreno prevailed over their separate rivals at the start of the two-day event sponsored by the Philippine Sports Commission in cooperation with the officer of Sen. Manny Pacquiao.
PSC Commissioner Charles Raymond Maxey was the guest speaker while Mayor Joseph Evangelista gave the welcome address and declared the opening of the fights.
Fifteen-year old Peter John Payla, a nephew of 2006 Asian Games flyweight champion Violito, scored the first win for CDO via a unanimous decision against Davao City’s Emmanuel Canubas in the Jr. Boys pinweight division.
It was followed by another UD victory by Mark Lester Durens, who outclassed Ben John Rey Yagahon of Barangay Aglayan in the Jr. Boys light flyweight category.
John Erl Palivino, Kim Bryan Cabrillos and Dave Bryan Caspe then gave the City of Golden Friendship the next three victories in contrasting ways.
Palivino won by a UD over Malungon’s Jebnel Loayan in the Jr. Boys flyweight while Cabrillos easily advance into the semi-finals by a walk-over over the no-show Axel Trajano of Labangal in the Jr. Boys light bantamweight category.
Caspe escaped with a split decision (3-2) win over Labangal’s Nelson Mark Ciudad in the Jr. Boys bantamweight division.
“Masayang masaya po kami at lahat ay nanalo. Sana tuloy tuloy na ito bukas,” said head coach Elmer Pamisa , who is assisted by ex-pro Daryl Basadre and Dandy Payla.
Digos, on the other hand, earned four wins from Elmer Catesio, Rey John Paul Apale, Jester Dapidran and Almar Rigor to also make their presence felt.
Catesio beat Labangal’s James Errol Gahaton by a split decision (4-1) in the Jr. Boy’s pinweight while Apale scored a walk-over win against Sultan Kudarat’s Jayson Brillo in the Jr. Boys light flyweight.
Dapidran, a 15 yr. old younger brother of pro Jonel and a nephew of 8-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, scored a UD win over Davao’s Cyril Ivan Revilla in the Jr. Boys flyweight category.
Rigor also won a UD against Aglayan’s Rodrigo Bocillo in the jr. boys light bantamweight division.
Gensan’s Rhohan dela Pena scored the lone referee-stopped-contest of the day over Aglayan’s Ryan Garcia in 1:18 of Round 2 in the jr. boys flyweight category.
The other results:
JR. BOYS PINWEIGHT (44-46 KG.)
Joven Paala (Sultan Kudarat) def. Allen Iver Munar (Koronadal) by UD
Gabriel dela Pena (Gensan) def. Renard Mancao (Kidapawan) by UD
JR. BOYS LIGHT FLYWEIGHT (48 KG.)
Reymond Albupera (Davao) def. Rex Ayuban (Gensan by Split Decision (3-2)
Generick Cabucos (Polomolok) def. Calixto Abapo Jr. (Malungon) by UD
JR. BOYS FLYWEIGHT (50 KG.)
Jeesly Batiancila (Polomolok) def. Roger Ocum (Kidapawan) by Split Decision (4-1)
Photo: (L to R) Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph Evangelista, PSC Commissioner Charles Raymond Maxey, supervising technical director Rogelio Fortaleza and 1996 Atlanta Olympics silver medalist Mansueto "Onyok" Velasco during the opening program. (Photo by LITO DELOS REYES).
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