Cagayan de Oro’s John Ignatius Macas defeated Ivan Pavich of New Zealand via Referee-Stopped-Contest (RSC) in the 2nd round in the gold medal match in men’s flyweight in the ongoing 2019 Arafura Games at the Darwin Convention Center in Darwin, Australia.
The 19-year old Macas had tagged Pavich with two standing 8-counts and was going in for the kill before the referee stopped the fight. It was the Philippines’ lone boxing gold in the games.
Watch his gold medal winning performance below.
Meanwhile, fellow Kagay-anon Shera Mae Jacinto was not as lucky after losing a close 2-3 decision to Australia’s April Franks.