Palace hails Pinay boxing world champion Petecio

Arianne Merez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 14 2019 03:22 PM

Filipino boxer Nesthy Petecio celebrates after winning against Russian Liudmila Vorontsove in the 2019 AIBA Women’s Boxing World Championships in Russia on Sunday. The 3-time Southeast Asian Games silver medalist clinched gold at the featherweight division. Photo courtesy of Asian Boxing Federation

MANILA -- Malacañang hailed Monday Filipino boxer Nesthy Petecio, who clinched the gold medal in the 2019 AIBA Women’s Boxing World Championships.

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo extended the Palace's congratulations to Petecio, saying her victory is a "proud moment" for the Philippines.

"The Palace congratulates Filipino boxer Nesthy Petecio for winning the 2019 AIBA Women’s Boxing World Championships yesterday," Panelo said.

"Our people are one in rejoicing Nesthy's triumph after winning against her Russian opponent in the latter's turf country. Indeed, it was a proud moment for Nesthy and the Philippines," he added.

Petecio bested Russian boxer Liudmila Vorontsove at the latter's turf in Ulan-Ude, Russia on Sunday.

The 3-time Southeast Asian Games silver medalist had to go through 5 opponents before facing off against Vorontsova.

"We expect Nesthy to shine even more in the coming Southeast Asian Games to be held in Manila next month as she carries the flag with full pride and honor in front of her countrymen," Panelo said.

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