Monday, December 04, 2017 0
Sen. Manny Pacquiao together with the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) is joining hands to search for promising boxers in the region that will soon represent the country in some major international boxing events.
They will start it with PSC-Pacquiao Boxing Cup on Dec. 16 and 17 in General Santos City, similar to that event, it will also kick off a series of events across Mindanao like the cities of Kidapawan, Tagum, Davao and Cagayan de Oro to serve as host of similar tournaments next year.
A total of 19 weight categories will be disputed with five for the youth boys and four in the girls’ division. The junior boys and girls division will have five weight categories each.
There will be a maximum of 16 entries per weight category for all divisions. For the youth boys division, entries will be on five (5) weight categories, and four (4) for the girls’ division. For the junior boys and girls division, entries will be on five (5) weight classes. Tournament days will be for a total of 6 weekends.
At stake in the Junior boys and girls division for boxers aged 15-16 years old are five weight categories starting with pinweight (44-46kg), light flyweight (48kg), flyweight (50kg), light bantamweight (52kg) and bantamweight (54kg).
For Youth boys division with boxers aged 17-18 year-old are light flyweight (46-49kg), flyweight (52kg), bantamweight (56kg), lightweight (60kg) and light welterweight (64kg) while the four division for the Youth girls are light flyweight (45-48kg), flyweight (51kg), bantamweight (54kg) at featherweight (57kg).
The ultimate goal is to tap promising boxers who will show potential during the competition. The project also aims to encourage these boxers to develop love for the sport during their formative years.
This PSC-PACQUIAO AMATEUR BOXING CUP is a weekend boxing tournament that will go around nationwide to scout potential amateur boxers that can be included in the pool of National boxers.
So to all boxers in Cagayan de Oro City, this is the right time to train rigorously in preparation for the coming events. This will be a stepping stone to make it big in the world of boxing.