Philippines, 24 Sep 2021
  Home >> News

 


BOXERS

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

NEWS           

FORUM        

FIGHT GALLERIES        

RING CARD GIRLS        




 
 
News  


PETECIO COMES FROM BEHIND TO BEAT TESTA OF ITALY; FIGHTS FOR GOLD!


PhilBoxing.com




Featherweight world champion Nesthy Petecio of the Philippines showed a lot grit to overcome her taller opponent Irma Testa of Italy to come out on top, 4-1, in their Women's featherweight semifinal bout at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo, Japan in the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

In the first round Testa used her height and range advantage to potshot the shorter Petecio who could not find the opening to get inside. Testa got the nod of all the five judges in the first round 10-9.

In the second round, Petecio forced her way inside and connected with overhand rights and combinations as Testa seemed rattled against the rampaging Filipino who turned the tables and got the nod of the five judges, 10-9, to make the fight even at that point.


The shorter Nesthy Petecio brought the fight to Irma Testa of Italy during their 2020 Tokyo Olympics Women's featherweight semifinal bout in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday, July 31, 2021.


Nesthy Petecio cries after winning her 2020 Tokyo Olympics semifinal bout against Irma Testa of Italy that assured her of at least a silver medal finish.

Petecio used the same strategy in the third round but did not get the same success as in the second round but had done enough to get the nod of the four judges. Final score: 29-28, 29-28, 29-28 and 28-29 in Petecio's favor.

The judges were: Hichem Menchaoi of Tunisia, Pavlo Vasylynchu of Ukraine, Tsogtgerel Tserenkhand of Mongolia, Maksim Sulejmani of Australia and Manuel Vilarino of Argentina. The referee was Beau Campbell of the USA.

With the win, Petecio is now assured of a silver medal finish and will fight against the winner of the other semifinal bout between Karriss Artingstall of Great Britain and Sena Irie of Japan for the gold medal on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Artingstall vs Irie is scheduled later this evening.

Petecio earlier beat Marcelat Sakobi Matshu of the Democratic Republic of Congo, 5-0, in the round of 32. She then registered a huge upset victory against world No. 1 featherweight Lin Yu-Ting of Taiwan, 3-2, in the round of 16 and then defeated Yeni Marcela Arias of Columbia, 5-0, in the quarterfinal round.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Dong Secuya.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Manny Pacquiao’s next opponent: chess king Magnus Carlsen
    , Thu, 23 Sep 2021
  • SPORTS SHORTS 225: JOHN RIEL CASIMERO VS. PAUL BUTLER, NONITO DONAIRE VS. REYMART GABALLO BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE FIGHTS AS ORDERED BY WBO AND WBC
    By Maloney L. Samaco, , Thu, 23 Sep 2021
  • RESPECTED PRESENTER ALI DREW JOINS PROBELLUM AS NEW ON-AIR TALENT
    , Thu, 23 Sep 2021
  • Barcenilla, Bagamasbad power Laguna past Caloocan in PCAP chess tilt
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Thu, 23 Sep 2021
  • SAUL SANCHEZ DISCUSSES TRAINING CAMP AHEAD OF BANTAMWEIGHT MATCHUP VS. JA’RICO O’QUINN ON SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, LIVE ON SHOWTIME®
    , Thu, 23 Sep 2021
  • Heavyweight Amateur Star Antonio Mireles Inks Professional Contract with Top Rank
    , Thu, 23 Sep 2021
  • Split-T Management Signs 13-Time National Champion Trinidad Vargas
    , Thu, 23 Sep 2021
  • SPORTS SHORTS 224: WITH HIS PRESIDENTIAL BID, MANNY PACQUIAO SAYS GOODBYE TO BOXING CAREER
    By Maloney L. Samaco, , Wed, 22 Sep 2021
  • Jordan White takes on Joe Perez in Headline Bout as Jeter Promotions Returns to Live Casino and Hotel Maryland on Saturday October 23rd in Hanover, Maryland
    , Wed, 22 Sep 2021
  • VISCA IS RCC GRAND PRIX 18 CHAMP
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Wed, 22 Sep 2021
  • CANELO ÁLVAREZ VS. CALEB PLANT LOS ANGELES PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES & PHOTOS
    , Wed, 22 Sep 2021
  • Salita Promotions Partners with Detroit-based Cinematic Company My Art My Rules for a Short Documentary About the Humble Beginnings of Undefeated Bantamweight Jarico O’Quinn
    , Wed, 22 Sep 2021
  • ANTHONY JOSHUA AND MATCHROOM SIGN NEW CAREER-LONG PROMOTIONAL DEAL
    , Wed, 22 Sep 2021
  • Four Fighter Locker boxers in action this Thursday in Dominican Republic
    , Wed, 22 Sep 2021
  • Donald Smith Takes on Elijah Pierce in Main Event on Saturday, October 9th at The 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
    , Wed, 22 Sep 2021
  • Irish light heavyweight Thomas O’Toole To make pro debut this Friday night in Boston area
    , Wed, 22 Sep 2021
  • DJ Zamora III Scores 2nd Round Knockout Remains Undefeated
    , Tue, 21 Sep 2021
  • Isaias “Bestia Jr” Lucero Looks to Close Out the Year with a Bang
    , Tue, 21 Sep 2021
  • PROBELLUM ANNOUNCES BOXING & MEDIA COMPANY
    , Tue, 21 Sep 2021
  • NM Robert Arellano leads his CRCSA team to 1st victory in N1 IIEE National Chess Olympiad 2021
    , Tue, 21 Sep 2021
  • Donaire-Casimero Good for Boxing Business But Politically Bad in This PH Election Season
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Tue, 21 Sep 2021
  • Matt Conway notches 20th career win, Stops Rodolfo Puente in second round
    , Tue, 21 Sep 2021
  • THIS FRIDAY’S SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION EMANATING FROM A UNIQUE SETTING FOR BOXING, OUTDOORS IN DOWNTOWN BROKEN ARROW, OKLAHOMA
    , Tue, 21 Sep 2021
  • SPORTS SHORTS 223: JERWIN ANCAJAS WANTS TO CHALLENGE JOHN RIEL CASIMERO AND NONITO DONAIRE
    By Maloney L. Samaco, , Tue, 21 Sep 2021
  • CANELO ÁLVAREZ AND CALEB PLANT SET FOR HISTORIC UNDISPUTED SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT LIVE ON SHOWTIME PPV® SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6
    , Tue, 21 Sep 2021




  •  



     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2021 philboxing.com.