Petecio ascends to No.2 in AIBA rankings


World Championships silver medalist Nesty Petecio is now ranked No. 2 in the women’s world ranking of the International Boxing Association (AIBA).

Petecio collected 987.5 points to move 11 notches higher from her previous position in the 57-kilogram category.

The 22-year-old Petecio got majority of her points in her silver-medal finish in the AIBA Women’s World Championships in Jeju Island, South Korea. She also won silver medals in the 2013 Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar and 2011 edition in Indonesia.

World champion Zinaida Dobrynina of Russia grabbed the top spot with 1,700 points while Italian Alessia Mesiano took the thirs position with 950 points.

The biggest loser was former world titlist Josie Gabuco, who relinquished her No. 1 position to Nazym Kyzaybay of Kazakhstan (1,200 points) in the 41-48-kg. class. Steluta Duta of Romania is in second (1,000) followed by Sarjubala Devi Shamjetsabam of India in third (800).

Gabuco, a Southeast Asian Games gold medalist, was not able to earn enough points to make it to the Top 10. She failed to land a podium finish in the 2014 World Championships and 2014 Incheon Asian Games.

In the men’s division, Charly Saludar is at ninth with 500 points in the 60-kg., Mario Fernandez is at 13th with 350 points in the 56-kg., Olympian Mark Anthony Barriga is at 23rd with 200 points in the 46-49-kg., and 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games gold winner Rey Saludar is at 32nd with 20 points in the 52-kg.


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