Minor hiccups not slowing down PH boxing team as SEA Games nears

first_imgPaalam fought in the Aiba World Boxing Championships in September as a flyweight (52 kg) but he needs to go down to light flyweight (49 kg) for the SEA Games.Nevertheless, Chavez expressed positivity around a month before the regional games, which kick off on Nov. 30.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“Eumir and Palicte just need to rest a little bit because their muscles are a little too tight from getting worked out too much,” said Chavez in Filipino Friday in a phone interview with Inquirer.“We have a small problem with Carlo because he still has to make weight for the 49- kg division,” added Chavez, whose boxers weigh themselves every day before their morning runs. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MANILA, Philippines—Minor problems aside, the Philippine national boxing team beamed confidence heading into the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.Coach Ronald Chavez said James Palicte and Eumir Marcial are experiencing some nagging body pain while Carlo Paalam has yet to make weight for the light flyweight division.ADVERTISEMENT Cone to make do with what he has amid Gilas’ lack of tuneup games View comments PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! This jewelry designer is also an architectcenter_img Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Becoming his own man MOST READ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Of the eight male boxers in his team, two have the most pressure on them with Marcial and light heavyweight John Marvin both ruling their divisions in 2017.Marcial claimed his second SEA Games gold medal when he triumphed in the middleweight division while Marvin became the champion in the light heavyweight division.Chavez, however, said that his two biggest fighters are welcoming whatever challenge they’re about to face.“Eumir is always at a hundred percent although I always tell him not to be complacent because his opponents are also preparing hard,” said Chavez of Marcial who bagged the silver in the recent world Championships.“Marvin, meanwhile, is always putting in work in training and he even sometimes works by himself if he feels he hasn’t done enough for the day.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img

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