Cagayan de Oro pride Gena Casin is now in India to represent the Philippines in the week-long 2017 AIBA Youth Women’s World Boxing Championships currently ongoing in Guwahati, India.

The 17-year old Casin will be fighting in the light flyweight division and is scheduled to face Karina Tuvakova of Russia on the second round of the preliminaries. Both Casin and Tuvakova drew byes in the first round.

photo by Roel Velasco

In photo are Casin (3rd from left), fellow boxer Florence May Oliveros (2nd from left) who is fighting in the lightweight division and coaches Roel Velasco (right) and Mitchell Martinez (left).

Winners of the four weight categories are automatically qualified for the Youth Olympic Games to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina next year.

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