Batang Pinoy champion Florence May Oliveros exited the women’s light weight category (60 kgs.) of the 2017 Women’s Youth World Championships being held at the Nabin Chandra Indoor Stadium – Sarusajai Sports Complex in Guwahati, India.
The 17-year old Koronadal, South Cotabato native suffered a 0-5 unanimous decision loss to Russian Tatiana Konstantinova in the opening round of the tournament sanctioned by the International Boxing Association and the Asian Boxing Confederation.
Ramona Cobzac of Romania, Thampu Nelka of Sri Lanka, Moses Makhula of Zimbabwe and Maria Rizzardo of Italy all scored 30-26 while American Beau Cambell gave 30-27 – all in favor of the Russian boxer.
Cagayan de Oro City pride Gena Casin is the last Filipino standing in the event that drew 186 boxers from 38 countries.
Casin, the younger sister of national women’s seniors team member Judelyn, will be up against Karina Tuvakova of Russia in the second round of the women’s light flyweight category (45-48 kgs.).
Casin and Tuvakova both earned first-round byes.
The event also serves a qualifying tournament for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Meanwhile, World Championship silver medalist Nesthy Petecio is No.2 in the latest AIBA world ranking.
She has a total of 1,000 points in the women’s bantamweight (51-54 kgs.) behind topnotcher Dina Zholaman of Kazakhstan, who has 1,200 points.
Former world champion Josie Gabuco is No.6 in the women’s light flyweight (45-48 kgs.) with 700 points while Irish Magno is No.20 in the women’s flyweight (48-51 kgs.) with 200 points.
Daniel Maamo is the highest ranked Filipino boxer in the men’s division at No.15 with 400 points in the flyweight (52 kgs.) division while Rogen Ladon is No.16 in the light flyweight (46-49 kgs.) with the same 400 points.