Petecio wins gold at 2019 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championship
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 13, 2019 07:23 PM
Petecio scored a split decision win over Russia's Liudmila Vorontsove to win the women's featherweight gold.
Nesthy Petecio closed out her 2019 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championship campaign with a dominant performance in the women's featherweight (57kg) final against hometown girl Liudmila Vorontsove, who is a native of the host city of Ulan-Ude, Russia.
Despite the din of the highly partisan crowd, Petecio kept her composure and delivered the clearer and more solid blows in the three-round affair.
The score however, was a spit decision with three judges, Australia (30-27), Korea (3027) and Ireland (29-28) giving the nod to Petecio while Japan (30-27) and Argentina (29-28) had it for the Russian.
ABAP President Ricky Vargas was enthusiastically elated with the result saying “Nesthy desereved the win. Not only because she fought brilliantly but also because she sacrificed so much for this. I am shedding tears of joy for her. Mabuhay ka, Nesthy!"
He also gave credit to coaches Boy Velasco and Reynaldo Galido for their mentorship. “Actually, the entire ABAP coaching staff headed by Head Coach Pat Gaspi deserves the credit, including our foreign consultant Don Abnett. They did a great job", Vargas added.