By LITO DELOS REYES
BAGO CITY, Negros Occidental (Feb. 4) – Cebu City added two more wins while Cadiz and Victorias City also both scored two victories today in the final day of the Visayas Preliminaries in the PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup at the Manuel Y. Torres Memorial Sports Center here.
John Paul Gabunelas won by a split decision over Bayawan City’s Rudni Camani in the Youth Boys Light Flyweight (46-49 kg.) division. His teammate Limbert Cainap also won for the Cebuanos via a convincing unanimous decision against Elmar Douma of Don Salvador Benedicto in the Youth Boys Flyweight (52 kg.) category.
Mentored by former national team member Reynaldo Balboa, Victorias got its two victories from the Youth Boys courtesy of flyweight Geniel Alit (52 kg.) and bantamweight Herlan Gomez (56 kg.).
Alit stopped Maasin’s Steven Jasper Canon by a refere-stopped-contest in 1:05 of the second round, while Gomez pummeled to submission Bayawan’s Charly Sumugat via RSC in 2:58 of Round 3.
Cadiz earned RSC wins from Michael Adolfo and Mark Alob, who won against Sipalay’s Rolyn Agravante (1:04 in Round 3) and Darwin Enterado (2:59 in Round 2), respectively.
However, it was the only victories for both Cadiz and Victorias in the two-day event sponsored by the Philippine Sports Commission in coordination with the Office of Sen. Manny Pacquiao.
Cebu City, on the other hand, tied host Bago City with a total of three wins followed by Omega-Mandaue, Cadiz and Victorias with two victories.
Bago only had one win today after Nel Tambanillo stopped Calbayog’s Jovan Molleno via RSC in 51 seconds of Round 2.
The winners will advance into the Visayas Quarter Finals on Feb. 24 and 25 at the City of Naga in Cebu.
The other results of Day 2:
Youth Boys Flyweight (52 kg.)
Renz Lee Teves (Bayawan) won over Robert Porras (Himamaylan) by RSC in 2:58 of Round 1
Johnro Taneo (Cebu City Sports Institute) won over Edward Ruiz (Murcia) by RSC in 2:42 of Round 2
Youth Boys Bantamweight (56 kg.)
Jhorne Pasculado (Omega-Mandaue) won over Jereme Puig (Sampinit Boxing Club-Bago) by split decision, 3-2.