Nesthy Petecio overcame hometown bet Liudmila Vorontsova to clinch the gold medal in the 2019 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in Ulan-Ude, Russia Sunday.
The 27-year-old Davao Del Sur delivered an avalanche of punches to overcome the hometown bet in the three-round affair and surpass her silver medal finish in the 2014 edition in Jeju City, South Korea.
A Filipino writer has been blamed for purportedly spreading the disinformation that her win was put under protest.
Prior to her win, gymnast Carlos Yulo clinched the floor exercise gold medal at the 49th FIG World Artistic Gymnastics.
Via Julius Manicad