Boxer Nesthy Petecio scores first victory for the Philippines


Nesthy Petecio scored the Philippines’ first victory in boxing after winning against Sakobi Matshu Marcelat of Congo in the Round of 32 of the women’s featherweight division of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics boxing tournament Saturday morning.

The Filipina boxer in all three rounds of the match to advance to the Round of 16

She won the first round, 10-9, on four of the five judges’ scorecards before she came out more aggressive and swept the second and third rounds, GMA News reported.

Nesthy Petecio officially won, 30-27, of all but one of the judges’ scorecards. The other judge gave it to her, 29-28, for the unanimous decision win on points.

In this edition of the games, the judges’ scores are displayed after each round to ensure transparency.

Petecio’s next match is set on Monday against Chinese Taipei’s Lin Yu-Ting.

Source: GMA News

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