Petecio ascends to no. 2 in AIBA rankings

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Nesthy Petecio (blue) preparing to launch a shot against Japanese Shimoto Aya during their semifinal match in the 22nd President’s Cup in Palembang, Indonesia in 2015. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Nesthy Petecio (blue) preparing to launch a shot against Japanese Shimoto Aya during their semifinal match in the 22nd President’s Cup in Palembang, Indonesia in 2015. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Asian Championships silver medalist Nesthy Petecio took the No. 2 spot in the women’s featherweight (57 kgs.) of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) rankings.

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The 23-year-old Petecio earned 988 points after winning silver medal in the 2015 Southeast Asian Games in Singapore, and another silver in the 2015 Asian Boxing Confederation Championships in China.

She also won a gold medal in the non AIBA-sanctioned tournament 2015 Indonesia President’s Cup in Indonesia. In 2014, Petecio reached the finals of the prestigious World Women’s Boxing Championship in South Korea but lost to Russian Zinaida Dobrynina to settle for silver.

Dobrynina occupied the top position with 1,700 points while Italian Alessia Mesiano placed third with 950 points followed by Tiara Brown of US (850), Oh Yeonji of South Korea (500), Svetlana Staneva of Bulgaria (400), Maryna Malovana of Ukraine (300), Taynna Santos Cardoso of Brazil (250), Lara Garcia of Spain (200) and Florencia Juarez Romero of Argentina (150).

World Championships bronze medalist Rogen Ladon also made it to the Top 5 of the men’s light flyweight (46-49 kgs.).

Ladon placed fourth with 1,050 points. He won a silver medal in the Singapore Games and a bronze in the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Qatar.

World champion Joahnys Argilagos Perez of Cuba currently holds in the No. 1 position with 1,900 points followed by Birzhan Zhakypov of Kazakhstan (1,700) and Vasilii Egorov of Russia (1,300).

Rounding up the Top 10 boxers were Dmytro Zamotayev of Ukraine (895), Gan Erdene Gankhuyag of Mongolia (850), Brendan Irvine of Ireland (850), Joselito Velazquez Altamirano of Mexico (770), Hasanboy Dusmantov of Uzbekistan (750) and Shin Jonghun of South Korea (700).

The other Filipinos in the rankings were Charly Suarez (16th in the men’s lightweight), Mark Anthony Barriga (24th in the men’s light flyweight), Mario Fernandez (27th in the men’s bantamweight) and Ian Clark Bautista (58th in the men’s flyweight).

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