PALARONG PAMBANSA: CVIRAA rules Palaro boxing anew

May 12, 2015 1:03 am 

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, May 10 — The Central Visayas boxing team won three gold medals with one silver to emerge as the over-all champion in the Palarong Pambansa held Friday at the Tagum City Pavilion here.

Light mosquito John Nino Vega of Mandaue City won the first gold via a convincing 3-0 win over Region 6’s Dindo Sabillo in the 36-38 kg. division.

Light paperweight Lloyd Jabez Antoque of Tagbilaran City bagged another gold for Region 7 by outclassing Region 5’s Anthony Quintana, 3-0 in the 42 kg. division.

Last year, Antoque, 14, also won the gold in the 36-38 kg.Pinweight Vicente Sios-e Jr. also of Mandaue landed more telling punches to give Region 7 its third gold via a 2-1 decision over CARAGA’s Ramel Landa in the 44-46 kg.

However, light flyweight Jayson Mama of champion Region 12 defeated Region 7’s Kit Ceron Garces, 2-1 in a very close fight.Garces, a bronze medalist last year from Talisay City, tried to counter Mama’s attack but to no avail.

“Nalipay me kaayo kay nakuha namu balik ang titulo (We’re very happy because we won back the title),” said CVIRAA coach Carlos Bugtal Jr., who was assisted by trainer Edcel Mike Tunacao.

CVIRAA was also the champion in 2011 to 2013 before only placing second last year to Region 12 (SOCCSKSARGEN).Mosquito John Michael Diocares of host Davao Region pocketed the other gold medal at stake in the tournament managed by Maximo Abalos of the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP).

Diocares, 14, of Anibongan National High School from Carmen, Davao del Norte outclassed Region 4B’s Bryan Sabido, 3-0 to give Region 11’s lone gold medal.

Region 11 also won two bronze medals courtesy of Jave Lawrence Arguelles (42 kg.) and John Benedict Cadavido (44-46 kg.), who were earlier disqualified in the semifinals for not making their weight limit.

The other bronze medalists were NCR’s Ranidell Crampatanta (36-38 kg.) and John Rick Navarro (46-49 kg.), Region 12’s Criz Russu Laurente (36-38 kg.), Region 10’s Rejemelyr Namocatcat (40 kg.), Region 9’s Jude Jaictin (40 kg.), Region 8’s Metche Mark Potoy (42 kg.) and Milenino Anduyan (44-46 kg.) and CARAGA’s Jethro Alejandre (46-49 kg.).(PNA)

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