While we are celebrating Carlo Paalam’s success in boxing at the Tokyo Olympics which concludes today, did you know that Cagayan de Oro’s first ever Olympian was also a boxer? MARIANO M. VELEZ, JR or known as “Marvel” competed in the men’s welterweight division at the 1948 London Olympics. Photos by Titus Velez.

We first posted this in 2012. See our old post below.

Read more about him in the link below.

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