Prevendido is Davao's lone boxing survivor

JOHN Ednoel Prevendido was the lone survivor for Davao City as the Mindanao Quarter Finals in the PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup ended at the Kidapawan City Gym Sunday.

Prevendido crushed CDO's Romilo Junio via unanimous decision in the youth boys light flyweight (46-49 kg.) division to give the second win for the Mayor Inday Sara Duterte-Carpio's team.

The other Davao boxer advancing to the Mindanao semifinals slated on March 3 in Cagayan de Oro City is Reymond Albupera, who beat Gen. Santos City's Rex Ayuban by a split decision, 3-2 in the Jr. Boys light flyweight (48 kg.) category lat Saturday.

Meanwhile, Ariel Almamento and RV Denega scored contrasting wins for Gen. Santos City, who will advanced with a total of four boxers into the semifinals.

Almamento outpointed Aglayan's Kenn Macapas by a unanimous decision in the Youth Boys light flyweight (46-49 kg.) division while Denega escaped with a split decision against Cagayan de Oro's Wesley Caga, 4-1 in the bantamweight (56 kg.) category.

CDO, however, still got the most number of fighters going to the semi-finals with a total of six after earlier posting five wins in Day 1 last Saturday.

It was only John Ignatius Macas, who earned CDO's lone win in Day 2 via a referee-stopped-contest in 1:21 of Round 2 over Kidapawan's Junarie Biendima in the flyweight (52 kg.) category.

Sultan Kudarat, on the other hand, also posted two victories last Sunday courtesy of Jobert Paala (52 kg.) and Remark Brillo (56 kg.) who crushed Sarangani's Jomar Baliwan via RSC-injury (nose bleed) in Round 2 and Davao's Joshua Padual by split decision (4-1), respectively.

Digos City under coach Renato Moreno emerged as the second best team with a total of five wins in the two-day event sponsored by the Philippine Sports Commission in coordination with the office of Sen. Manny Pacquiao.
Elmar James Panerio (56 kg.) edged out Kidapawan's Jerson Arigola by a split decision (4-1) to give Digos' 5th win.

Polomolok tied Sultan Kudarat with a total of three win after another a walk-over win by light flyweight Jake Sone Saludar over Koronadal's C-Jay Higado. (PR)