It’s Go for Gold for Carlo Paalam as he takes on Great Britain’s Galal Yafai in the men’s flyweight boxing final match tomorrow, August 7, 2021 at the Kokugikan Arena at the Tokyo Olympics. Fight time is as 1:00pm.

photos by AP

Bukidnon-born Paalam, 23, honed his boxing skills under Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno’s boxing program after a former national boxer turned boxing coach Elmer Pamisa saw him in 2010 who was splitting time between boxing and scavenging for scrap metals.

photos by Elmer Pamisa

And tomorrow, he will get the chance to bring home the country’s 2nd gold medal in the Olympics. Good luck!

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