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Paalam seeks PH& rsquo;s 1st boxing gold in Olympics

Tokyo---Carlo Paalam, the youngest and least-experienced member of the vaunted Philippine boxing team in the Summer Olympic Games, is one win away from the country’s first gold medal in the sport......»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardAug 8th, 2021

Team PH: Tokyo Olympics by the numbers

4 -- It’s mission accomplished for Team Philippines at the Tokyo Olympic 2020+1, churning out its best performance ever with a gold, courtesy of Hidilyn Diaz in weightlifting, two silvers from boxers Nesthy Petecio and Carlo Paalam, and a bronze medal by Eumir Marcial, also in boxing.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 9th, 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

Diaz receives housing incentive; boxers& rsquo; units completed by X& rsquo;mas

Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz is ready to move in to her brand new house-and-lot, while fellow Olympic medalists Nesthy Petecio, Carlo Paalam and Eumir Felix Marcial will be spending Christmas this year as neighbors......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

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

Paalam hopes to inspire; 3 boxers to get house and lot from POC chief

Carlo Paalam, who fell short of winning the Philippines’ first Olympic boxing gold medal last Saturday, hopes that his struggles and journey for greatness will serve as an inspiration to a younger generation athletes, who are seeking to overcome difficult situations......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

Paalam wins vs Japanese hometown bet

MARAMAG, Bukidnon (MindaNews / 5 Aug) – Carlo Paalam won via unanimous decision Thursday against hometown bet Ryomei Tanaka at the Tokyo Olympics. Paalam’s victory gave the Philippines its third chance to get a gold medal in boxing. The Bukidnon-born flyweight who trained in Cagayan de Oro will go for the gold on Saturday against […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

Paalam earns a shot at Olympic gold

Tokyo – A silver and a bronze in boxing. Not bad for an hour’s work......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 5th, 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

Diaz likened to Pacquiao

Tokyo Olympics’ gold medallist Hidilyn Diaz can be likened to boxing icon Senator Manny Pacquiao......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

Eumir Marcial says Manny Pacquiao offered to manage his pro career

Eumir Marcial has already made a name for himself in the amateur boxing ranks, with three SEA Games gold medals and a runner-up finish in the 2019 World Championships.  Now, the 24-year old Zamboangueño is targeting a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics next year.  Marcial qualified for the Tokyo games (which was originally scheduled for 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic) after reaching the semifinals of the 2020 Asia and Oceania Olympic Boxing Qualifier Tournament held in Amman, Jordan back in March.  The heavy-handed middleweight went on to capture gold in his weight division.  While Marcial is intent on going pro, he has maintained that right now, his top priority is still to bring home an Olympic gold medal.  Because of the Olympics being postponed however, Marcial made the decision to go pro, and while he hasn't made any decisions on which promoter he'll be signing with, it appears as though he's quite keen on joining the MP Promotions stable.  MP Promotions, of course, is Manny Pacquiao's boxing promotions outfit and is home the likes of WBO Bantamweight World Champion Johnriel “Quadro Alas” Casimero, IBF Super Flyweight World Champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas, IBF Minimumweight World Champion Pedro Taduran, former WBO Bantamweight World Champion Marlon Tapales, former interim WBA Bantamweight World Champion Reymart Gaballo, former interim WBA Featherweight World Champion Jhack Tepora, and rising star Mark Magsayo, their newest big-name recruit.  On an interview with Radyo Pilipinas 2, Marcial shared that Pacquiao offered to help him in his professional career.  "Nakausap ko and sabi ni Senator na talagang tutulungan niya ako," Marcial said. Very thankful ako na binigyan tayo ng oras ni Senator Manny Pacquiao, and nakaka-inspire talaga yung words na sinabi niya sa akin na tutulungan kita, ako mag-mamanage sa’yo. Napaka-sarap pakinggan yung mga galing sa isa sa mga nagbigay ng inspiration sa akin." Like most up-and-coming Pinoy boxers, Marcial says that he has long looked up to the eight-division world champion.  "Simula po nagkaroon ako ng isip sa boxing, siya na yung isa sa mga inspirasyon ko." Marcial clarified that there hasn't been any official discussions about signing with MP Promotions, but it looks like the pro-bound pug is leaning in that direction.  "Hopefully sir, sana as soon as possible," Marcial said about when he's set to meet with Pacquiao regarding a deal. "Hindi pa naman kami nag-uusap talaga, na magsabi about na doon ako pipirma, pero yung sinabi ni senator na kung sa akin pupunta, tutulungan kita, ako ang mag-mamanage sa’yo, akong bahala sa’yo." "Napaka-gandang marinig yun," Marcial added.     .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 16th, 2020

Duterte awards incentives to Tokyo heroes on Monday

The country’s first Olympic gold medalist, Hidilyn Diaz, along with silver medalists Carlo Paalam and Nesthy Petecio and bronze medalist Eumir Marcial, all military athletes will be reporting to their Commander in Chief on August 23 as President Rodrigo Duterte receives them in a courtesy call in Malacañang......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Philippine Paralympic Committee names flagbearers for Tokyo Paralympics

Philippine Tokyo Paralympics chef-de-mission Francis Diaz said the team is inspired to perform well after the country came through with its best effort in the Tokyo Olympics where it brought home a historic gold medal thanks to Hidilyn Diaz and two silver and a bronze courtesy of Nesthy Petecio, Carlo Paalam and Eumir Marcial, respectively......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

Take a bow, PH Olympians

Take a bow, 2020 Olympians! All 16 of you. You deserve the country’s accolade and thanks for bringing honor to our benighted land. In the midst of the pandemic and the high profile infighting within the Philippine Olympic Committee in the middle of our preparations, you managed to bring honor to our people hauling one gold (our first ever after 97 years of participation), two silvers (also a first) and one bronze, for a grand total of four much deserved medals. This is equal to our output in the 1928 Olympics but decidedly brighter with the gold and two silvers. In 1928, we got one silver and three bronzes......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 16th, 2021

Onyok Velasco believes Philippines can claim boxing gold in next Olympics

Falling short of the gold himself in Atlanta 25 years ago, Velasco is taking the multi-medal haul in Tokyo as a sign of good things to come, and that the gold for Filipino boxers will come sooner rather than later......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021

For Oro boxer Carlo Paalam’s kin, silver is ‘gold’

After fighting all the way to the Tokyo Olympics finals, local boxer Carlo Paalam will go home with a silver medal after losing to Great Britain’s Galal Yafai at the Kokugikan Arena Saturday afternoon, August 7......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsAug 9th, 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

Paalam comes up short vs English foe, finishes with Olympic silver

The search for the Philippine boxing team's first Olympic gold thus continues......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 7th, 2021

Carlo Paalam gets Olympic boxing silver in PH’s best campaign yet

MANILA, Philippines — Carlo Paalam used to pick up garbage with his father in Cagayan de Oro to make ends meet. A decade later, Paalam, now one of the best flyweight boxers in the world, collected his most prized possession yet: an Olympic silver medal. Paalam came so close to winning the gold but a […] The post Carlo Paalam gets Olympic boxing silver in PH’s best campaign yet appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2021

Abnett cautious of Carlo’s opponent

It’s down to one fight as Carlo Paalam is just a win away from hitting paydirt in the Olympics. He’s going for gold against Great Britain’s Galal Yafai in the men’s flyweight final at the Ryogoku Kokugikan Arena this afternoon......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 6th, 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