Silay City made the most of its home-court advantage when its team nabbed four gold and two bronze medals at the recently concluded Abanse Negrense’s Boxing at the Park on Sunday, October 16.
The city of Silay proved it is the home of some of the best and most promising young boxers in the province with its recent gold medal victories in four weight divisions – 30 kgs., 32 kgs., 34 kgs., and 52 kgs. – while earning bronze in 26 kgs. and 36 kgs.
The bronze medalist boxers were Justin Jamero and Kyle Villa, while Matthew Ayuma, John Mikhail Arrellano, John Michael Luzanes, and Jerome Lopez took home the gold medals for Silay City. The complete medal tallies of the participating LGUs are provided below.
Boxing at the Park is part of the grassroots sports development programs initiated by Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose V. Lacson in partnership with Provincial Sports Office (PSO) Head Mr. Anthony Carlo Agustin. Silay City hosted the tournament.
The PSO is preparing for more boxing tournaments, with the Governor’s Cup Provincial Boxing Tournament this November as the next scheduled competition.*