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SEA Games: Nesthy Petecio says SEAG gold felt like World Championship medal

By Joseph Pedrajas

Memories of winning the AIBA Women’s World Championship feat came rushing back when boxer Nesthy Petecio finally claimed her first Southeast Asian Games gold.

The reigning AIBA Women's World Boxing champion, Petecio ended her shortcomings in the biennial meet after outclassing New Ni Oo of Myanmar via unanimous decision in women's featherweight class finals. (Joseph Pedrajas)

Reigning AIBA Women’s World Boxing champion Nesthy Petecio bites into SEA Games gold medal. (Joseph Pedrajas)

“Kung ano po yung naramdaman ko sa world, yun po ang nararamdaman ko ngayon. Sobra sobra po yung saya ko,” Petecio told the Manila Bulletin after the awarding ceremony Tuesday evening at the PICC Forum.

“Sobrang blessed ko ngayon,” she added.

Petecio ended her shortcomings in the biennial meet after outclassing Nwe Ni Oo of Myanmar via unanimous decision in women’s featherweight class finals.

Unlike in her past SEA Games (2011 Jakarta, 2013 Nay Pyi Daw and 2015 Singapore) where she all settled for silver, the 27-year-old athlete believed that unleashing what she did during the world championship allowed her to dominate her latest SEAG campaign.

“Kung ano po ang preparation namin sa world, ganon pa rin po,” she said.

“Walang pagbabago sa preparation namin. Simula po sa nutrition po namin, sa suporta po ng PSC, nila chairman, ni President, andoon po lahat, wala pong pagbabago,” she added.

Petecio scored 30-24, 30-26, 30-27, 30-24, 30-24 from the five judges to cap off the country’s gold medal harvest in boxing.

The Philippines claimed seven golds, including one from veteran female fighter Josie Gabuco.

“Hindi naman po ako nahirapan. Gigil lang po,” said Petecio, who delivered a overhand right to her opponent’s temple in the first round.

“Nag-stick lang ako sa kung anong ginawa ko noong world. Kasi gigil po talaga ako, gusto ko pong patumbahin talaga sya eh,” she added.

Source: Manila Bulletin

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