Dinagyang to feature international boxing bouts

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Monday, January 12, 2015


THE second amateur boxing tournament will reel on in Iloilo City on January 17 featuring boxing kids from Brisbane, Australia and Iloilo kid boxers with ages 12 to 16 years old.

Promoter Achilles Tan, owner of The Cage Iloilo boxing and martial arts gym along San Rafael, Mandurriao district, said the boxing tournament dubbed as "Uncaged 2: Global Pan Asia Championships" will feed six young boxers, including a girl boxer from Iloilo, and seven kids from Australia as a second showdown to be held at the Robinsons Place Iloilo.

Tan said the tournament is being sanctioned by the Global Amateur Boxing Association of Australia and the City Government of Iloilo as a major side event of Dinagyang Festival 2015.

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The tournament will feature six international fights between Australia and Iloilo boxers and 15 local boxing matches.

Tan said the tournament incentives are for the underprivileged children who are into boxing as sports and promote boxing as a culture in Iloilo.

The Iloilo boxing contingent is composed of some champions from the Batang Pinoy and Palarong Pambansa. The kid boxers are Harry Camacho, Justin Victoriano, Prexjohn Estrellado, Art Mandal, Marvin Gumban and lone girl boxer Claudette Templora with coach trainor Johnny Estrella.

The Australian kid boxers are half Pinoy Marco Kent, Bryce Schafer, Andre Witika, Dez Vance Gormick and girl boxer Tyroszhae Toby with coaches Neville Mair and Sean Guanick.

Tan said the main bouts will be preceded by a haka dance of Australia. (LCP)

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