Quantcast
Latest Stories

Mandaue fighters clinch 2 nat’l boxing golds

By

MAASIN, Southern Leyte—Mandaue City struck twice through Jeffrey Estella and Hipolito Banal Jr. in the finals of the PLDT-Abap National Championships yesterday at Maasin City Gym.

Estella squeaked past Himamaylan’s Mario Bautista for the gold medal in the junior boys’ pinweight bout while Banal followed suit by subduing Davao Del Norte’s John Patrick Dinolan, 12-8, for the junior boys light flyweight title.

While Banal, 15-year-old brother of pro AJ “Bazooka” Banal, left the outcome of the 48 kg final beyond doubt, Estella needed to rally from a 3-6 hole in the third and final round to snatch the 46 kg title from Bautista via countback.

Estella and Bautista wound up tied at  9-9.

It was Banal, a freshman at Kabankalan National High School, who caught the attention of the capacity crowd with his flashy moves that also earned him the Visayas leg title and the Batang Pinoy crown last December.

“I want to be an Olympian before turning pro,” Banal said in Filipino.

Gen. Santos copped its second gold through Alexcel Dargantes, who won by Referee Stopped Contest-Outclassed (1:18, first round) while ahead, 8-0, over Tayabas’ Jell Ann Nantes for the junior girls’ light flyweight (48 kg) title.

The crowd erupted in glee when local bet Ruby Nicanor bested GenSan’s Liezel Mae Alde, 9-5, for the junior girls fly gold.

Maasin Mayor Maloney Samaco graced the closing rites of the event that lured 24 teams. Half of the 20-bout finals were still unfinished at press time.

Abap executive director Ed Picson supervised the tournament, the culmination of a nationwide elimination series that also visited Gen. Santos City (Mindanao leg), Bago City (Visayas leg) and Iba, Zambales (NCR-Luzon leg).

OTHER WINNERS: Davao Del Norte’s Michael John Bahena (jr boys flyweight), Misamis Oriental’s Presco Carcosia (jr boys light bantam), Gen. Santos City’s Angelou Plania (jr boys bantam), Bago City’s Jossa Santestiban (jr girls bantam)


Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.


Tags: Boxing , Hipolito Banal Jr. , Jeffrey Estella , Mandaue City , PLDT-Abap National Championships



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement
  1. Mayweather diehard Bieber eats pride, poses with Pacquiao for photo op
  2. Tale of fighting unwashed foe provides comic relief for Pacquiao’s Palace call
  3. Tough cast of possible Manny Pacquiao foes
  4. Talk ‘N Text knocks off listless Ginebra, enters semis
  5. Goodbye MGM, Las Vegas for Pacquiao?
  6. Tale of the Tape: Julaton’s MMA debut on May 2 vs. Saber
  7. Shakey’s V-League: Lady Agilas nip Lady Altas
  8. Express forge knockout tiff Use hot start to whip Beermen
  9. Pacquiao top Mayweather contender
  10. Texters book semifinal slot
  1. Mayweather diehard Bieber eats pride, poses with Pacquiao for photo op
  2. Goodbye MGM, Las Vegas for Pacquiao?
  3. Pacquiao top Mayweather contender
  4. What Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather could do
  5. Tough cast of possible Manny Pacquiao foes
  6. Manny Pacquiao in PBA? If so, he’ll wear No. 17
  7. Tale of fighting unwashed foe provides comic relief for Pacquiao’s Palace call
  8. Pacquiao shorts in Bradley fight sold for P1.7M in LA auction
  9. Ageless Hopkins pitches 50-50 Mayweather deal
  10. Federer would skip tennis to be with wife, newborn
  1. Mayweather diehard Bieber eats pride, poses with Pacquiao for photo op
  2. ‘Mommy D’ steals show as son fights
  3. Goodbye MGM, Las Vegas for Pacquiao?
  4. Pacquiao wins unanimous decision vs Bradley to reclaim WBO title
  5. Pacquiao: I’m ready for Mayweather bout
  6. Mayweather surprise visitor to Bradley camp
  7. Bradley won’t last distance– Peñalosa
  8. Manny Pacquiao: I’ll have everything back
  9. Pacquiao top Mayweather contender
  10. Mommy Dionisia explains ‘vodoo’ act vs Bradley

News

  • Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  • Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  • Palace prepared to charge its allies
  • 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  • PNP chief on plunder raps: ‘Amateurish’
  • Sports

  • Mixers trim Aces, force do-or-die tiff
  • Donaire junks Garcia as coach, taps father
  • ’Bye Ginebra: No heavy heart this time
  • UAAP board tackles new rules
  • Baguio climb to decide Le Tour de Filipinas
  • Lifestyle

  • Entering the monkhood a rite of passage
  • Haneda International Airport: A destination on its own
  • Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment
  • Kim Atienza: At home with art and design
  • Life lessons I want to teach my son
  • Entertainment

  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Practical Phytos plans his future
  • In love … with acting
  • From prison to the peak of success
  • ‘Asedillo’ location thrives
  • Business

  • Philippine Airlines to stop shipment of shark fins
  • PH banks not ready for Asean integration
  • Stocks down on profit-taking
  • Banks allowed to use ‘cloud’
  • SMIC to issue P15-B bonds
  • Technology

  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
  • Obama arrives in Tokyo, first stop of 4-nation tour
  • Believe it or not: Filipinos love US more than Yanks
  • PH, HK end bitter row; sanctions lifted
  • Marketplace