Five members of RC Goldline Team Cebu City to vie in 2018 National Pacquiao Cup

By: Mars G. Alison April 17,2018 - 09:44 PM

Members of the RC Goldline Team Cebu City Boxing with their coaching staff. contributed

FIVE of the nine members of the RC Goldline Team Cebu City Boxing will be competing in the national finals of the Philippine Sports Commission National Pacquiao Cup 2018 in June in Mandaluyong.

This, after Marie Nicole Llamas (light flyweight), Eduardo Jimenez Jr. (flyweight), John Paul Gabunilas (light flyweight), Tricia Marie Llamas (pin weight) and John Ro Taneo (bantamweight) all made it to the semifinal round of the competition held in the City of Calbayog, Samar province last March 18.

But before the national finals in Mandaluyong, Marie Nicole Llamas, Jimenez and Gabunilas will see action in the Visayas finals of the competition happening on April 28 in Maasin City in Southern Leyte. Tricia Marie Llamas and Taneo won’t be seeing action inside the ring alongside them because they had lost their semifinal bouts.

Jordan Dopalco, the team’s head coach, said that win or lose, all five will still be competing in the national finals because, according to the competition format, all those who made it into the semifinals will get a slot into the finals even if they lose their semis bouts.

The Visayas eliminations started with the preliminary bouts last February in Bago City, Negros Occidental, with the winners then advancing to the quarterfinal round in the City of Naga, Cebu, also last February. The winners in that round moved on to the semifinals in Calbayog.

One boxer got eliminated during the preliminary bouts and four bowed out during the quarterfinals, leaving just five of them still in contention.

Aside from the Cebu City Sports Commission, the team is being supported by RC Goldline, which takes care of their uniforms during the competition.

Read Next

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

TAGS: 2018 National Pacquiao Cup, Cebu City, five, members, RC Goldline Team, vie

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.