Filipinos Mark Lester Durens and Junmilardo Ogayre worked out great triumphs to guarantee them of trapping in any event a bronze award in the ASBC Elite Men and Women Boxing Championships in Dubai recently.
In view of this, Durens overwhelmed Kuwaiti Mansour Khalefah with a first-round RSC (arbitrator halted challenge) win in their flyweight duel while Ogayre ruled Sri Lankan Rukmal Prasanna, 5-0, in their bantamweight standoff to burst into the elimination rounds.
The pair of wins calmed the agony of seeing colleagues John Pauyl Panuayan and Maricel dela Torre ingested deplorable losses because of favorite Bakhodur Usmonov of Tajikistan, 2-3, in the men’s welterweight division and Huswatun Hasanah of Indonesia, 0-5, in the ladies’ lightweight class, individually.
Their two youthful Filipino fighters won in astonishing style which was highlighted by Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) secretary-general Ed Picson, alluding to Durens and Ogayre.
Along with this, Durens set up a semis standoff with Kazakhstan’s Daniyal Sabit, a 5-0 victor over Indonesia’s Kornelis Kwangu Langu, while Ogayre will go head to head with Uzbekistan’s Mirazizbek Mirzahalilov, a best on the planet and Asian Games gold medalist who crushed Indonesia’s Mohammad Hussam Uddin, 4-1.
Aside from the two, Tokyo-bound middleweight Eumir Marcial, previous world and Asian light fly boss Josie Gabuco and lightweight Jere Samuel dela Cruz stayed in the gold chase.
Consequently, Marcial and Gabuco drew first-round byes and will fight Mongolian Otgonbaatar Byamba-Erdene, a 4-1 champ over Iraqi Ridha Talib Jabbar, and Uzbek Gulasal Sultonalieva, who overpowered Sri Lankan Rasmika Ilangarathha, 5-0, while dela Cruz needed to leap Sri Lankan Jeewantha Wimukthi Kumara, 4-1, to organize a match with Indian Varinder Singh in the quarters. Morever, Here we can how they have guaranteed themselves of a bronze award after what happened. It’s also a great time and opportunity for Philippine to have such talented and skillful fighters that will represent the country