2 Davao boxers bow out in 2018 PSC-Pacquiao Cup

TWO boxers from Davao City are already out in contention in the PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup after losing in the Mindanao Quarter Finals last Saturday at the Kidapawan City Gym.
Emmanuel Canubas bowed to a much-taller Peter John Payla of Cagayan de Oro City by a unanimous decision in the Jr. Boys Pinweight (44-46 kg.) division.
Payla, a nephew of 2006 Asian Games flyweight champion Violito, used his reach advantage against Canubas.
Cyril Ivan Revilla also lost to Jester Dapidran of Digos City by a UD in the Jr. Boys flyweight (50 kg.) category.
Dapidra, a cousin of 8-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, landed more jabs and bodyshots for the victory.
It was only Reymond Albupera saved the day for Davao City by escaping with a split decision (3-2) over Rey Ayuban of General Santos City in the Jr. Boys Light Flyweight (48 kg.) division.
Three more fighters of Davao will see action in Day 2 (Feb. 11) of the nationwide grassroots development program sponsored by the Philippine Sports Commissioner.
John Ednoel Prevendido will face Romilo Junio of Cagayan de Oro City in the Youth Boys Light flyweight (46-49 kg.) category while Curt Nnelgy Manigsasa will take on Aglayan’s Arceboy Baranggan in the flyweight (52 kg.) division.
Joshua Padual will fight Sultan Kudarat’s Remark Brillo in the bantamweight (56 kg.) category.
Philippine Sports Commissioner Charles Raymond Maxey was the guest speaker during the opening program, which was attended also by 1996 Atlanta Olympics silver medalist Mansueto “Onyok” Velasco.
Mayor Joseph Evangelista gave the welcome address and formally opened the two-day event sponsored by PSC and hosted by Kidapawan City as part of its founding anniversary of the city.
Supervising technical director Rogelio Fortaleza said that winners will advance into the Mindanao Semi-Finals on March 3 in Cagayan de Oro City.
The Mindanao Finals will be hosted by Davao City on March 24. (LDR)

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