Cagayan de Oro’s Carlo Paalam will be going to the Tokyo Olympics this July. This after the International Olympic Committee Boxing Task Force (IOC-BTF) sent to the Philippine Olympic Committee confirmatory notices of qualification to Paalam and female boxer Nesthy Petecio.

Petecio and Paalam, qualified by virtue of their highest standing in their respective weight categories, according to the Boxing Task Force rankings. Both boxers were supposed to vie for slots in the Olympics but the qualifying tournaments were cancelled due to the pandemic. They will join Eumir Felix Marcial and Irish Magno in the Olympic boxing tourney.

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