PINAY BOXER GABUCO EMERGES NO.2 IN AIBA RANKING

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Reigning world champion Josie Gabuco is still ranked No. 2 in the world based on the ranking of the International Boxing Association (AIBA).

Gabuco tallied 1,305 points to keep her position in the women’s 45-48 kilogram weight class. She recently earned a silver medal in the 2013 China Open International Boxing Tournament held at the Guizhou Gymnasium in Guiyang, China.

The 26-year-old Filipina fighter won gold medals in the 2012 AIBA Women’s World Championships in Qinhuangdao, China and the 2011 Southeast Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia.

Russian Svetlana Gnevanova took the top spot with 1,500 points while Pinki Jangra of India is third with 820 points followed by Xu Shiqi of China (800), Kim Klavel of Canada (750), Lynsey Hold-away of Wales (690), Bolortuul Tumurkhuyag of Mongolia (660), Nazym Kyzaybay of Kazakhstan (650), Lydia Boussadia of France (500) and Nataliya Knyaz of Ukraine (500).


Alice Kate Aparri is ranked fifth in the women’s 54 kg. with 825 points while China Open gold medalist Nesthy Petecio is in 17th in the women’s 51 kg. with 262.5 points.

In the men’s division, 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games champion Rey Saludar wound up 12th in the 52 kg. (450 points) while London Olympian Mark Anthony Barriga placed 29th in the 46-49 kg. class (100 points).

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