BACOLOD CITY: Eliminations of the 4th Negros First Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. Cup boxing tournament will kick off in the 6th District this August 15 to 17 in Sipalay City.
Candoni, a hinterland town in the district, begged off the hosting initially set August 9 to 11.
New International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) rules will be applied by officiating referees and judges and the ten points must system scoring will be the basis of determining the winners.
The District 1 elimination will be hosted by Escalante City on August 23-25.
Manapla will play host to the 2nd District elimination on September 13-15; Talisay City, 3rd District elimination, September 7-8; San Enrique or Pontevedra, 4th District elimination, September 27-29; and Binalbagan, 5th District elimination, September 20-22.
The Lone District of Bacolod has already started the Monico Cup Amateur Boxing Development Program and is expected to field boxers in the finals of the Governor’s Cup slated on October 9-13 in La Carlota City.
The tournament is aimed at discovering more potential boxers in the province.
Last year’s champion was District 1 through Escalante City boxers who won most of the bouts held in Silay City.