Light welterweight John Paul Panuayan from Cagayan de Oro City outclassed hometown bet Majid Alnaqbi en route to a dominant 5-0 unanimous decision victory in Day 1 of the ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He now advances to the quarterfinals.
Below are screengrabs from the live video.
Meanwhile, his compatriot Marvin Tabamo bowed to Afghanistan’s Ramish Rahmani at the men’s flyweight (52kg) via a close split decision.
The 3rd boxer from Cagayan de Oro, light flyweight Mark Lester Durens faces Kuwait’s Mansour Khalefah tonight.
Full video of Day 1 below.