EPISODE: Episode 23
Boxing 2021 Tokyo | Special Episode | Talkin’ Fight
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Hello there boxing fans around the world.
Thank you once again for joining us.
Another episode featuring christian from the friday night panel and his ongoing episode on the olympics on talking fight um, and today we actually have some news not only related to the olympics.
This summer, in tokyo, but also boxing in particular, we do graham uh one of the things that uh we’ve been talking about on there’s an ongoing thing here is the cancellation of the world qualifiers that were due to take place in paris in june and with the New system that’s been put in place in uh in lieu of that, where the top ranked fighters who have not qualified for the olympics, based on their rankings going back to 2017 uh can qualify that way now so we’re starting to hear the very first people who Have qualified this way, who have hit that point where their qualifiers have already taken place to the top ranked who did not get through on a qualifier round initially, but are high enough ranked that nobody’s going to take this from them between now and the game? So mathematically speaking, they are going to the games and we’re starting to see the first of these uh announcements coming out today, we heard the first of these happening actually out of our friends in the philippines, uh, where boxer nettie, pateccchio and carlo palum are going to Join the national teammates felix humor, martial and irish magno at the tokyo olympic games in july now the association of boxing alliances in the philippines uh their secretary general ed pixen, announced saturday afternoon uh this past saturday afternoon.
Pixelmon was quoted as saying that the uh sorry i apologize it’s not this past saturday, it’s already saturday in the philippines today is friday, so this would have been first thing in the morning saturday or today, uh but uh, their their secretary general ed pixen announced uh.
That quote the international olympic committee boxing task force has sent to the philippines olympic committee, confirmation notices of the qualification to the tokyo olympics for four filipino boxers, so uh yuma, martial and irish maginot nettie, patekio and carlo palum now will be uh, we’ll kind of round Out the banner holders at uh for the filipino campaign at the olympiad in tokyo in japan, uh, the entry of patakiyo and palum has raised the country’s olympic standard bearers to six counting pole, vaulter earnest john obera, sir albana and gymnast carlos edrio yulo.
Martial and magno were able to book their tickets to tokyo through the asia oceana olympic boxing qualifier that took place in amman, uh among jordan uh just about a year ago.
Actually, palum and patekio both got uh were both were both gold medalists at the 30th annual southeast asian games in 2019 uh now they have advanced once again quote by virtue of their highest standings in their respective weight categories in the olympic qualifying rankings.
According to uh, the avap secretary general pixen, the iot, the ioc boxing tax source, which took over the olympic boxing preparations following the suspension of the tournament in paris which we’ve talked to before uh and following the suspension of the aiba over uh governance, concerns over their Governance issues, uh scrap the world, qualifying event in paris and, as we know, these are now going regionally who are your top fighters.
So in the tournament’s place, the uh announced the ioc had mentioned la this past february that the qualifying ratings would be used in lieu of this tournament.
Now we’ve talked all about the ins and outs of this, but for the tournaments that have already had their qualifiers happen.
Now those are the only people we’re going to start seeing these announcements from right now, uh pelham was a gold medalist again in the 30th southeast asian games, lightweight flyweight division uh is ranked number 12th in the world right now in the men’s, flyweight well, patekio.
Also 2019 world boxing championship.
Gold medalist, is ranked number five in the women’s feather rate weight rankings, so the both of these boxers have now moved up to number one in their respective weight classes since all of the boxers, above them who out ranked them.
To this point have already qualified for the olympics for this region.
Um marcel, who uh, who topped his weight class in the olympic qualifiers, is going to be battling in the men’s middleweight division, while irish mango uh scraped through to tokyo just kind of barely in her qualifier winning in a box off in the flyweight category.
So uh about president ricky vargas, who was elated at the development uh said.
Let us all come together now and focus on the challenges ahead, not only for our boxers but for all filipino athletes.
Now more than ever, they need us to stand firmly behind them.
So patekio, magno and palum are now in thailand, with the national boxing team at the training camp that we mentioned just the other day, uh in the run-up to the olympics.
Uh marcia uh martial, on the other hand, uh left for the u.
s in october and is actually now training in l.
a with uh ring guru, freddie roach, and this is after signing a four year pro contract with mp promotions owned by manny pacquiao this past july.
About, however, has invited martial, who is himself a three-time southeast asian games, gold medalist to join them in thailand for the training camp, so that he can reacquaint himself with the nuances of the amateur game which again that’s something that we’ve covered a few times.
Graham, the difference, obviously in uh in technique, uh being a points based system, so we’re focused on speed and scoring as opposed to knocking your opponent down staggering extra hard punches ring general manship and the other things that are going to get.
You points award points in a pro fight versus a an amateur bout.
However, though, the las las vegas-based uh mp, chief sean gibbons, has said that he would prefer the boxer to remain in the u.
s for workouts, while prepping him for his second pro fight, which is due to come up next month.
Uh yeah, so uh, graham we’ll be keeping an eye out for more announcements like this, as they start to trickle in uh.
Obviously, any that do manage to trickle in over the next little while are going to be from asia oceania or africa, as we’re still going to be waiting to see who’s going to qualify the old-fashioned way from both the americas and as well as uh, the rescheduled European qualifier, so we’ll keep an eye on you to the ground with that and we’ll keep you updated on that one uh speaking of europe, though we have been talking a bit this week about the ongoing bosphorus tournament, that’s currently being held in istanbul uh.
Now we’ve been following uh the indian team throughout this one and uh the big story for anybody who’s bothered to google.
This tournament today has been nakat zarin, who uh this.
In this morning’s session, uh stunned two-time world champion nazim kazabe of cause of kazakhstan to enter the women’s 51 kilogram semi-finals now uh zarin, who had earlier defeated the 2019 world champion uh pulseva ikatorina of russia in the prequal pre-quarter-finals, looked unfazed and confident against her opponent.
From kazakhstan, she was able to control the pace of that fight right from the beginning and uh prevailed: uh 4-1 on cards over kaizeibe, who was a gold medal, uh medalist from 2014 and 16 world championships.
Zarin at this point, uh herself has at least guaranteed herself a bronze with a place in the final four uh.
Apart from zarin, the 2018 commonwealth games, gold, medalist uh gurev solenki fighting in the 57 kilogram category also sailed in the semi-finals.
After a tough contest against uh local fighter, ikol mizan now both boxers attacked throughout the bout, but solanski showed his technical supremacy and uh in a similar 4-1 without card.
When assured himself again, at least the bronze, as he moves into the semi-finals semi-finals, will be actually taking place throughout the course of the day today.
Moving into the finals tomorrow, so we’re going to be taking a bit of a look on monday, uh, just to see how all these finals kind of play out for this tournament.
Anyone who is interested in uh watching a bit of this tournament, though this is a pretty easy one to find, as the turkish boxing federation is, live streaming this one on youtube as we speak.
So i don’t know about you, graham, but uh i’ll, be switching over to catch a couple of those bouts as soon as we’re done here today and obviously it will be moving into the finals tomorrow.
So we’ll have a bit to talk about on monday.
Regarding that, but those are the big headlines for today, we’ve seen the first of the qualifiers on the new system and uh boss first is moving into its semi-finals great news.
Thank you very much.
Thanks for the update uh, both in the philippines and from the boss.
First tournament um: i guess we’ll see you tonight at seven o’clock.
Oh yeah, i will be back in my usual uh, the usual brick, brick din setting by then uh library, but uh we’ll see you at seven o’clock tonight.
Thanks! Very much christian, we’ll see you later bye-bye