MANILA, Philippines: The Philippine boxing team continues its winning streak at the 31st Southeast Asian Games on Wednesday.
Tokyo Olympic silver medalist Nesti Petesio reached the women’s 60kg semifinals at the Bakin Stadium to clinch the bronze medal by defeating Myanmar’s K Thowe.
On Tuesday, James won at least one bronze in the men’s 63kg category after a thrilling first-round knockout near Cambodia’s Touch Dewitt in Paliket. He handled Vietnam’s Bhu Than Dat to open the bid for the second consecutive gold on Monday.
Farik Papendang of Indonesia will face Pallikat on Thursday to win the gold.
Flyweight champion Rosen Ladon also took over the business on Tuesday after Malaysia’s Muhammad Abdul Qayyum bin Arifin won for the bronze medal.
In the semifinals on Friday, Ladon will face Thailand’s Thanarat Sainfet.
Ian Clark Bautista, meanwhile, booked a ticket to the semifinals after losing to Mohammad Hanurdin bin Hamid in the 57kg class on Tuesday. His fight with Sao Rangsi of Cambodia for a place in the gold medal round on Friday.
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