LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Picson made a loud noise after veteran internationalist Nesthy Petecio, a heavy favorite, lost by split decision to a Chinese fighter in the preliminaries. He claimed Petecio got robbed by the judges.After Petecio, four more fighters fell one after the other.To contend in Friday’s semifinals were middleweight Eumir Felix Marcial, flyweight Rogen Ladon and light flyweight Carlo Paalam.The boxing team returned from the 2014 Incheon Asiad without a single gold medal. Before that, Rey Saludar won a gold medal in the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games.Roberto Jalnaiz won the lone gold for the Philippine contingent in the 1990 Beijing Asiad.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award All final bouts will be held Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tigresses, Lady Maroons eye finals slots Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No Filipino boxer who has no chance whatsoever of winning would be sent to the 2018 Asian Games.This was stressed by Ed Picson, executive director of the Abap (Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines) prior to their journey to Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Picson, also the spokesperson of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) traveled to Jakarta with eight boxers, 7 males, 1 female.Picson had to explain when asked why there had been zero publicity on his boxers during their training.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The boxing team has perennially been looked upon to deliver for the National contingent in both the Olympics and the Asian Games.After a relatively quiet start in Indonesia, only three male boxers were left to contend for medals. But the most delightful performance by the national boxers was scored by three simonpures—Elias Recaido, Reynaldo Garrido, and Mansueto Velasco—who captured three gold medals in a sterling performance in the 1994 Asian Games in Hiroshima.Velasco went on to bag a silver medal in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.There’s keen interest in the national boxing team, as a great performance could eventually lead to a slot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.In the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, the late Anthony Villanueva finished with a silver medal.Of the three Filipino boxers who would figure out in the semifinals in Jakarta, middleweight Marcial, two-time Southeast Games champion, was favored to move on to the finals. He stopped an unbeaten pro boxer from Macau in the preliminaries.He was to face an acid test against tough Israil Madrimov of Uzbekistan, while light fly Paalam was to face an Indian foe named Amit.Ladon, who saw action as the lone Filipino qualifier in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, was pitted against Thailand’s national champion Tongdee Yuttapong.Meanwhile, Picson said he’s hoping the battle-tested Filipino trio would succeed in moving onto the gold-medal round.Ladon, lone Filipino hope bombed out in his first bout in the Rio de Janeiro, but was expected to do better in Jakarta.“I have trust and confidence they can all do it,” Picson declared on the eve of the boxing semifinals.
With the Arizona Cardinals’ wide receiving corps seemingly solidified heading into the 2013 season with Larry Fitzgerald, Andre Roberts and Michael Floyd, the organization reportedly intends to release veteran wide receiver Early Doucet Saturday.According to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, releasing Doucet, 27, will help the team save $1.7 million as it heads into free agency.In five years with the Cardinals, the former LSU standout had 139 catches for 1,491 yards and seven touchdowns. Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments Share While Doucet had a breakout year in 2011 (54 catches and five touchdowns), his production level dropped this past season due to the emergence of Floyd and Roberts.Doucet was selected by the Cardinals in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo