Aparri, Petecio finish with bronzes in Asian Women’s Boxing Championship

Alice Kate Aparri and Nesthy Petecio ended their bids in the 6th Asian Women’s Boxing Championship settling for bronze medals after bowing in the semifinals of the event held at Ulaan Baatar in Mongolia.

The flyweight Aparri was once again conquered by five-time world titlist Mary Kom, 21-6, succumbing to the Indian bet for the fourth time ever.

Petecio, on the other hand, was also on the losing end in the final four of the bantamweight division dropping a 10-5 bout to Keija Luo of China.

Aparri and Petecio earlier gained entry into the semifinals by defeating a Vietnamese and a South Korean foe respectively before being defeated by much superior foes.

The losses by both Aparri and Petecio were a reflection of how dominant their Indians and Chinese counterparts have been in this tournament.

The Indians and Chinese each have seven boxers of the 20 finalists with host Mongolia and Kazakhstan having two each and Tajikistan and Thailand with one apiece.

As for the Pinay PLDT-Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines boxers, they will seek Olympic berths in May in the qualifiers to be held in Qinhuangdao, China.

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