Petecio, Ladon, Paalam and the returning Marvin strengthen Team Philippines at the Southeast Asian Games

Philippines is one of the top nations at the Southeast Asian Games and their management selected twelve boxers to participate in Phnom Penh.

Olympic medallists, Asian stars and SEA Games titleholders have been included to the travelling team to Cambodia. Philippines’ boxing lost its President Mr. Ed Picson in the recent days and their boxers will compete in Cambodia to remember him.

The Filipino boxers earned three gold, one silver and five bronze medals in the last edition of the SEA Games in Vietnam one year ago. Excluding the Tokyo Olympic medallist Eumir Felix Marcial the other two titleholders will compete in the upcoming Southeast Asian Games to defend their thrones.

Irish Magno (54kg), Nesthy Petecio (57kg), Riza Pasuit (63kg) are their female boxers in this Southeast Asian Games. Petecio was silver medallist in the Tokyo Olympic Games and she is in promising stage after a few issues therefore she is hungry for a SEA Games title in Phnom Penh. Magno was Olympian in Tokyo while Pasuit won the 2022 edition of the Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament in Phuket.

Mark Lester Durens (48kg), Rogen Ladon (51kg), Carlo Paalam (54kg), Ian Clark Bautista (57kg), Paul Julyfer Bascon (60kg), James Palicte (63.5kg), the young Norlan Petecio (67kg), John Nobel Marvin (80kg) and the newcomer Markus Cezar Tongco (92kg) are their male boxers in the Southeast Asian Games.

Paalam is the biggest name in the squad with Olympic silver medal and ASBC Asian title on his bag. Ladon is multiple medallist from several World and Asian Championships while the silver medallist from the 2019 ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships, John Nobel Marvin will return to the events in this SEA Games.

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