Kudarat teen leads Pacman Cup q’fiers

first_imgGENERAL SANTOS CITY—Reymar Brillo of Sultan Kudarat made sure Zaldy Ricopuerto of Malungon, Sarangani, was gone in 14 seconds during the Mindanao leg of the Philippine Sports Commission-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup at Robinsons Place here.Brillo, 18, viciously pummeled his 56-kg opponent with solid combinations to the head right from the opening bell,forcing the referee to stop the carnage after Ricopuerto dropped to the canvas.ADVERTISEMENT “My coach told me to knock him out immediately if I can,’’ said Brillo, who had already fought close to a hundred bouts.Fighting in the ring since he was 9, Brillo has received offers to turn professional.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I’ll think about it,’’ said Brillo. “My focus now is to train hard.”He will move to the Mindanao quarterfinals with eight others in Kidapawan City in February next year. MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jimmy Cubay, Brillo’s coach, said his protege could fight in international meets.One of Cubay’s wards, Carolyn Calungsod, is already with the women’s national squad.“Reymar is brave and has the strength,” said Cubay.The Philippine Sports Institute and Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines also backed the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES Read Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Oladipo scores 26, leads Pacers over Nets Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img

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