photo by Asian Boxing Confederation

John Vincent Pangga proved himself as one of the country’s future in amateur boxing after bagging the gold medal in the flyweight division of the just concluded 2017 ASBC Asian Juniors Boxing Championships at Puerto Princesa City Coliseum in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.

The 15-year old Pangga from Cagayan de Oro beat Thailand’s Sarawut Sukthet with a 4-1 points decision.

photo by Alvin Javier
photo by John Vincent Ellevera Pangga

A four-time Batang Pinoy and 2016 Palarong Pambansa champion, Pangga will likely represent the country in the World Juniors Boxing Championships set later this year.

Earlier, Kenneth dela Peña of General Santos City gave the host country its first gold by beating Kazakhstan’s Akilbek Mukhtarov, 4-1, in the pinweight division.

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