Kidapawan hosts nat’l amateur slugfest

The tournament, which is part of the “Guvs for Gold” amateur boxing program of the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP), will feature boxers aged 17 to 25 in 8 different weight categories.

The categories include paperweight-42 kgs, pinweight-45 kgs, light flyweight-48 kgs, flyweight-51 kgs, bantamweight 54 kgs, featherweight 57 kgs, lightweight-60 kgs, and welterweight 69 kgs.

Governor Manny Piñol, project director of the GNABC-Guvs for Gold, is keen on producing the 1st-ever Olympic gold medalist of the country.

“We have a host of Olympic boxing gold medal potentials in the provinces just waiting to be discovered and honed, and this is what the GNABC-Guv’s for Gold is doing.”

The LPP has hired the services of Cuban boxing coach and trainer Honorato Espinosa to assist in the program, developing a boxing trainers’ manual and conducting the trainers’ training in the different provinces. (Williamor A. Magbanua/MindaNews)