Four-time Southeast Asian Games gold medalists Josie Gabuco and Nesthy Petecio will lead the Philippine contingent to the Asian Women’s Boxing Championships 2015 on August 5 to 14 at Wulan-Chabu, China.
The other two female boxers competing are Singapore SEA Games silver medalist Irish Magno and bronze medalist Rizza Pasu-it. The team flew to China today with Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) Executive Director Ed Picson.
Around 100 boxers from 17 countries in the Asian region will compete in the tournament.
Competing in the meet is part of ABAP’s preparation for the 2016 Amateur International Boxing Association Women’s Boxing Championship Olympic qualifying event scheduled on February 2016 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.