Manila, Sept. 15 -- Two more Filipino boxers advanced, while one fell by the wayside, in the 2019 AIBA Elite Men's World Championship at Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Lightweight James Palicte won the first round of his fight versus Jose Manuel Viafara of Colombia, but eventually lost a unanimous decision Friday.
Saturday went well for the Filipinos as both flyweight Carlo Paalam of Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga's Eumir Felix Marcial both disposed of their rivals convincingly.
Paalam displayed masterful footwork and timely combinations to thwart a more experienced Hungarian, Istvan Szaka, and earn the nod of the judges, 5-0.
Marcial's victory was even more spectacular as he stopped the tournament's No. 2 middleweight seed, Tarik Allali of Morocc...