Asian Games: Bad start for Pinoy boxers, as Joel Bacho and Nesthy Petecio fall


Posted at Aug 24 2018 09:49 PM | Updated as of Aug 24 2018 10:04 PM

Darren Whiteside, Reuters

Joel Bacho and Nesthy Petecio lost to their respective opponents at Jakarta International Expo on Friday, as the Philippines opened its 2018 Asian Games boxing campaign on a dismal note.

Bacho lost to Sajjad Kazemzadeh Poshtiri of Iran in a men's welterweight bout, while Petecio fell to Yin Junhua of China in a women's featherweight match.

Ed Picson, executive director of the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines, the sport's national governing body, shared his thoughts on the Petecio bout with ABS-CBN News' Dyan Castillejo.

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