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Teen boxer barges into Luzon finals

By: - Reporter / @junavINQ
/ 05:00 AM April 11, 2018

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan—Trading blows with seasoned professional boxers turned out to be a blessing for Darwin Boyones.

The 17-year-old from Biñan, Laguna, escaped the wrath of Jet Michael Lotino and progressed to the Luzon finals of the Philippine Sports Commission-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup on Sunday night.

“I caught him off-guard in the last round and took the opportunity,” said Boyones, who is under the stable of famed professional boxing coach Dino Olivetti.

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Lotino, 18, narrowly lost the bout on points but his passion and determination earned him the adulation of the crowd.

“This won’t prevent me from trying again,” said Lotino.

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