Josie Gabuco leads Pinoy boxers medal haul in India tournament

Josie Gabuco
The Philippine boxing delegation snags 2 gold and 1 bronze in the 2nd India Open International Boxing Tournament. Credits to Karina Picson and Coach Nolito Velasco via PTV Sports Facebook.

Asia’s boxing champion Josie Gabuco won another bout, this time from the India Open International Boxing Tournament.

The world boxing champion from Puerto Princesa, Palawan led Team Philippines’ boxing medal haul of 2 golds and 1 bronze.

The 4-time Southeast Asian Games gold medallist bagged gold in in the Women’s Light Flyweight category in the tournament held in Guwahati from May 20 to 24.

READ MORE: Josie Gabuco named best female boxer in Asian Boxing Championships.

Zamboanga City’s Eumir Felix Marcial grabbed his gold medal in the Men’s Middleweight Division.

Carlo Paalam of Cagayan de Oro settled for a bronze finish as he was not allowed to continue his fight in the semifinal match after suffering from a head injury during the quarterfinals.

READ: Manny Pacquiao successfully defends world boxing title.

In their respective social media, the Filipino boxers thanked God for their victories and shared their achievements to their families, friends and supporters.

The boxing team of the Philippines is up for a two-week training in India as preparation to the upcoming Southeast Asian Games to be held in the Philippines.

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Atom Pornel is a tourism and broadcast journalism major who loves local art and heritage and is passionate about anything good news from the Philippines. Born from a Bicolano-Odionganon father and Waray mother, he has grown appreciation of our diversity as nation.