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Paalam outhustles Irish foe as Filipino pugs go 3-0 in Olympics

The final scores were two 30-29s and two 29-28s in favor of Paalam while Irvine got one judge picking him, 29-28......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarJul 26th, 2021

Philippine boxing chief assures medal in Tokyo Olympics

The country already has two pugs qualified in Eumir Marcial and Irish Magno to Tokyo and two more — Nesthy Petecio and Carlo Paalam — are expected to also earn slots after Olympic organisers called off the World Qualifiers, initially slated in July, due to the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2021

ABAP head hopes pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics to push through

The Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) is keeping its fingers crossed that the Tokyo Olympics will push through in July next year. “I’m just hoping that the Olympics will push through because this is our best chance,” ABAP president Ricky Vargas told Tuesday’s online version of the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum. Vargas was reacting to wire reports saying that over half of Tokyo residents that took part in a recent survey are not comfortable with the staging of the Olympics in 2021. They either backed a “further delay or an outright cancellation” of the Tokyo Olympics. The Philippines has qualified two boxers in Eumir Marcial and Irish Magno to the Tokyo Games, and had hoped for a few more to make the grade, including Nesthy Petecio, Carlo Paalam, Rogen Ladon, and Ian Clark Bautista. “When I look at our boxers, we were ready (for Tokyo 2020),” said Vargas, who was joined by ABAP secretary-general Ed Picson in the forum and presented by San Miguel Corporation, Go For Gold PH, Amelie Hotel Manila, Braska Restaurant, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) and powered by Smart. But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, everything came to a halt, including the rest of the qualifying tournaments. “We lost steam,” said Vargas. Picson said the Filipino boxers remain steadfast in their training even if there’s no definite schedule on hand. He said training is done mostly with the coaches’ online supervision. “But it’s not the same. Training online is not the same. We need to be able to go back to the gym and spar and box. Not only here but overseas as well,” said Vargas. “Given the situation, that is the next best thing,” Picson added. Vargas said it’s difficult to pin their hopes on a vaccine for things to be even close to what they used to be. “Mahirap hintayin ‘yung vaccine. They may have the vaccine but normally it takes years before we’d like to risk ourselves in getting the vaccine,” he added.   “It’s very sad if the Olympics will not push through at least next year. Or we wait for the next Olympics (in Paris in 2024),” Vargas said. “It’s a very tough decision. The IOC (International Olympic Committee), I’ve been reading, is having a very difficult time because of all the investment put in by the Japanese government,” he added. The ABAP chief had high hopes that the country could win the elusive gold in the Tokyo Olympics – through boxing. But the pandemic, somehow, had turned things around......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 30th, 2020

Boxing legend Pacquiao almost joined the Olympics

Still high on the four Olympic medals won by Filipino athletes—weightlifting gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz, and boxers Nesthy Petecio and Carlo Paalam (both silver) and Carlo Paalam (bronze)—sports fans are excited for the next big event: Manny Pacquiao vs. Yordenis Ugas on 21 August. But did you know that the Pambansang Kamao could have been […] The post Boxing legend Pacquiao almost joined the Olympics appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 11th, 2021

Nesthy Petecio named flag bearer for Tokyo Olympics closing ceremonies

Petecio, who won silver in the women's featherweight division, will be joined by her three teammates in the Philippine boxing team: Irish Magno, fellow silver medalist Carlo Paalam, and bronze medalist Eumir Marcial......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 7th, 2021

Tokyo Olympics Carlo’s way out of poverty

Filipino boxer Carlo Paalam was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 7th, 2021

From scavenger to medal miner: Upcycled Olympic silver a perfect symbol for Paalam

Everything came full circle for Filipino boxer Carlo Paalam when he claimed the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics men's flyweight division at the Kokugikan Arena on Saturday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 7th, 2021

Pinoy boxer Carlo Paalam defeats Olympic champ, bags 4th medal for PH

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 03 August) – Filipino boxer Carlo Paalam ousted Olympic champion Shakhobidin Zoirov in their flyweight quarterfinal bout on Tuesday and assured himself of at least a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Paalam, unfazed by Zoiro’s credential as a gold medalist in the Rio Olympics, initiated the exchanges from the first […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

Boxer Paalam wins against Japanese foe, advances to gold medal round

CEBU CITY, Philippines—- Filipino boxer Carlo Paalam cruises to the gold medal round after manhandling Japanese Ryomei Tanaka in the men’s flyweight semifinal bout of the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo, Japan.  The 23-year-old Paalam’s victory assured him of at least a silver medal in the boxing event of the […] The post Boxer Paalam wins against Japanese foe, advances to gold medal round appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2021

Palace congratulates Petecio, Obiena and Paalam

Malacañang Saturday praised Filipino athletes for their achievements in their respective sporting events at the Tokyo Olympics and urged them to win gold for the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Filipino flyweight Carlo Paalam moves on to round-of-16

  TOKYO–Carlo Paalam continued the rich flyweight tradition of the Philippines in the Olympics, coughing up a split decision victory over Ireland’s Brendan Irvine on Monday, July 26, 2021, at the Kokugikan Arena here. Getting off to a blazing start, Paalam built up enough of an advantage to survive what turned out to be a […] The post Filipino flyweight Carlo Paalam moves on to round-of-16 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

Injury hits Paalam foe

A freak accident in the ring has struck out Thai boxing contender Thitisan Panmod from competing in the men’s flyweight division at the Tokyo Olympics, leaving 27 hopefuls in the fray, including Filipino Carlo Paalam......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 21st, 2021

Marcial, 4 other PH bets arrive in Tokyo

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA  Five athletes from boxing and rowing were among the first from the Philippine contingent to arrive in Tokyo, Japan Saturday for the Tokyo Olympics set to officially fire off July 23. Boxers Nesthy Petecio, Carlo Paalam and Irish Magno, along with their coaches arrived from their training camp in Thailand while Eumir […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 17th, 2021

Marcial, 3 other Pinoy pugs settle for bronze in ASBC Asian Elite Championships

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Eumir Felix Marcial and three other Filipino boxers settled for bronze medals on Friday evening, May 28, in the ASBC Asian Elite Championships in Dubai, UAE. The 25-year Marcial lost, 0-5, to Uzbek boxer Saidjamshid Jafarov in the semifinals of the middleweight division. The loss, however, did not affect Marcial’s Tokyo Olympics […] The post Marcial, 3 other Pinoy pugs settle for bronze in ASBC Asian Elite Championships appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 29th, 2021

Eumir Marcial s embarrassing loss a wake-up call , says Philippine boxing chief

Interestingly, the country did not enlist its other Summer Games-bound bets Irish Magno, Nesthy Petecio and Carlo Paalam due to quarantine reasons, leaving Marcial and Gabuco as the only Marquee pugs to lead the way for the country......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 29th, 2021

Eumir Marcial to train with USA Boxing in Colorado Springs

The Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) is sending Eumir Marcial to the United States Olympic Boxing Training Center in Colorado Springs and possibly along with fellow Tokyo Olympics-bound Irish Magno, Nesthy Petecio and Carlo Paalam......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 28th, 2021

ABAP best NSA for second straight year

For its consistent work of qualifying Filipino pugs in the Olympics, the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines will be the recipient of the NSA (National Sports Association) of the Year honor in the SMC-PSA (Philippine Sportswriters Association) virtual Awards Night on March 27 at the TV5 Media Center......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2021

Marcial to join national boxers in Thai camp

Tokyo-bound boxer Eumir Felix Marcial is joining Irish Magno, Nesthy Petecio and Carlo Paalam as they pitch camp in Thailand next month as part of their Tokyo Olympics buildup......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2021

Philippines eyes 15 bets to Tokyo Olympics

Apart from gymnast Caloy Yulo, pole-vaulter EJ Obiena and pugs Eumir Marcial and Irish Magno, the four-time PBA MVP is looking at a couple of more boxers, including Nesthy Petecio, golfers Yuka Saso and Bianca Pagdanganan and judoka Kiyomi Watanabe, as among those who will make the cut......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2021

Tokyo-bound vaulter Obiena wins silver in online competition

Tokyo Olympics-bound pole vaulter EJ Obiena snatched another podium finish after winning the silver medal in the ‘Who is the Finest Vaulter in the World?’ competition late Monday (Philippine time). Obiena cleared 5.60 meters to finish runner-up to reigning Olympic champion Thiago Braz of Brazil in the virtual showdown of four of the best pole vaulters in the world. The 24-year old Filipino bet grabbed his second medal in three days after bagging bronze in the 2020 Monaco Diamond League where he registered his season-best 5.70 meters last Saturday. Braz, who was the mystery competitor in the event where participants competed in their respective locations, cleared 5.70 meters to win the gold medal. American Matt Ludwig finished third clearing 5.35 meters while fellow Tokyo Games-bound Pawel Wojciechowski of Poland had 5.20 meters. It was the Formia, Italy-based Obiena’s third podium finish this month after winning silver in the 13th Trivento International Meeting in Trieste, Italy. Obiena is the first of four Filipino athletes who already qualified in the Summer Games, which was postponed to next year because of the pandemic. Gymnast Caloy Yulo and boxer Eumir Marcial and Irish Magno are the other Filipino bets who earned their tickets to the Tokyo Games.     .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 17th, 2020

Obiena captures bronze in Monaco Diamond League

Tokyo Olympics-bound pole vaulter EJ Obiena captured the bronze medal in the 2020 Monaco Diamond League Saturday morning. Obiena cleared 5.70 meters for his season-best mark to land a podium finish in his second competition amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Filipino star actually slid to third spot after clearing the same height as Belgian Ben Broeders on his second attempt. Broeders cleared it on his first attempt to snag the silver medal. Swedish world record holder Armand Duplantis cleared six meters to rule the competition. Earlier this month, Obiena bagged silver in the 13th Trivento International Meeting in Trieste, Italy. Obiena is the first of four Filipino athletes who already qualified for the Summer Games, which was postponed to next year because of the pandemic. Gymnast Caloy Yulo and boxer Eumir Marcial and Irish Magno are the other Filipino bets who earned their tickets to the Tokyo Games.            .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2020