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    Saludar, Nietes arrange flyweight title match

    May 30, 2013

    FORMER Asian Games gold medalist Rey Saludar and fellow national team member Gerson Nietes handily won their semifinal matches on Wednesday to set up a gold medal bout in the boxing competitions of the Philippine National Games at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.

    Saludar, champion in the 2010 Asian Games, repulsed Robin Dingcong, 34-14, in the elite flyweight class to advance to the finals.

    Nietes defeated Jake Bornea, 23-15, to earn the right to fight for the gold on Saturday at the Rizal Coliseum.

    Junel Cantancio beat James Palicte, 13-11, to move into the quarterfinals of the lightweight division against Risty Apas, a 15-10 winner over Harold Serapion.

    Nico Magliquian defeated Jonas Bacho, 24-15, in the bantamweight class to reach the last eight where he will meet Mario Fernandez, who defeated Jeffrey Bagacay, 18-4.

    In the youth division, Joash Jordan of General Santos City defeated Jaye Arcilla, 12-9, to move into the finals of the boys’ pinweight class.

    Jordan is set to meet Fernel Gaspi of Rizal Technological University, a 31-20 winner over America Gedeon of Cabanatuan, 31-20.

    Kevin Jake Enriquez and Lou Alde Regel will meet in the boys’ light flyweight final, as Vergel Deguma and Niko Rogin Santos battle for the flyweight gold.

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