Petecio moves to third round at AIBA Women’s Boxing Championship


Philippines’ Nesthy Petecio beat Manel Meharzi of Algeria via unanimous decision in the second round of the Women’s 57kg Featherweight division, and moves to third round against Ukraine’s Maryna MALOVANA scheduled on Thursday in Jeju Island, South Korea.

Earlier in the competition, Petecio won over Swedish Linnea Strandell via unanimous decision to make it to move to the second round of the featherweight division which attracts 33 boxers all battling for the featherweight crown.

In the Women’s 51 kg Flyweight category, Philippines Irish Magno suffered a first round loss against Italy’s Tery Giordini via unanimous decision.

Josie Gabuco who had a bye in the first round will face Chinese Taipei’s Meng-Chieh Pin tomorrow in the Women’s Light flyweight (45–48 kg) division. Her category has a total of 34 boxers vying for the Light Flyweight crown.

God bless Team Philippines!

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