PH boxing bracing for tough climb to SEA Games gold

first_imgMatteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Rice industry paralysis View comments FILE – Eumir Felix Marcial of the Philippines (Blue) competes against Pathomsak Kuttiya of Thailand (Red) in the finals of the men’s middleweight class of the 29th Southeast Asian Games boxing competition. Marcial prevailed to claim the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLMANILA, Philippines—The Philippines has been a consistent force in boxing in Southeast Asia but other neighboring countries are not far behind as far as the level of competition is concerned.Ed Picson, secretary-general of the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (Abap), expects a steep gold medal climb for the country’s bets in the coming Southeast Asian Games as they face beefed-up opposition.Picson, though, remains upbeat about the contingent’s chances.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ PH beach volley counting on hometown support to boost SEA Games bid “I don’t do medal projections as there are too many variables that we have to consider. But I can say that our boxers are in excellent shape,” said Picson, adding the officiating, conditioning and the draw are potential major factors intheir golden bid.“But it’s going to be tough. It’s no longer just Thailand that will come up with a good fight. We have information that other countries are also coming in strong as they are now using foreign exposure and coaches while upgrading their technology to boost their chances.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceEumir Felix Marcial together with Carlo Paalam, Rogen Ladon, Charly Suarez, James Palicte, Marjon Piañar, Bautista and John Tupas-Marvin will head the country’s drive. Meanwhile, newly-crowned world champion Nesthy Petecio will spearhead the women’s squad together with Gabuco, Irish Magno, Aira Villegas and Risa Pasuit.Marcial and Tupas-Marvin delivered gold medals in the previous biennial meet in Kuala Lumpur in 2017. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games Boxing competitions begin on Dec. 3 at Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay CitySports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? MOST READ Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politicslast_img

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