Asian-Oceanian Olympic boxing qualifier under way in Amman, Jordan

  The Asian-Oceanian Olympic Qualifying event for Boxing went underway Tuesday at the Prince Hamzah Hall in Amman, Jordan with 221 male and female boxers from 35 countries passing the Sport Entry Check. The Philippines is fielding four men and three women who will attempt to make the quotas set for the Summer Olympics to be held in Tokyo, Japan late July this year. In the forefront of the Philippine campaign are World Women’s featherweight champion Nesthy Petecio and World Middleweight silver medalist Eumir Felix Marcial. Both are seeded number 1 in their respective categories. Other hopefuls are flyweight Carlo Paalam (52kg.), featherweight Ian Clark Bautista (57 kg.), light welterweight James Palict


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