The sons of a former Olympian made their presence felt in the opening day of the 2010 Smart-ABAP National Amateur Boxing Championship Monday night at the Puerto Princesa Coliseum.

The sons of 1992 Barcelona Olympian Roberto Jalnaiz who are representing Misamis Oriental under Gov. Oscar Moreno impressed national coaches Pat Gaspi, Romeo Brin, Roel Velasco and Boy Catolico.

Rafael Jalnaiz, 10, pulled an 11-5 decision over Kent Jasper Fuentes of Palawan in the kids’ vacuum weight category while his elder brother, 12-year old Robert Miguel, humbled Jeffrey Stella of Mandue City, 13-3, in the kids’ ant weight category.

The four coaches were on the sidelines to scout potential talents that will compete in the 2010 Singapore Youth Olympics in August.

“These kids train everyday because I know the caliber of competition they’re going to undergo,” said Jalnaiz, who was remembered as the lone Filipino gold medalist in the 1990 Beijing Asian Games.

with article from PNA

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