Richard Gomez comments on PH vs. China boxing match result during the 18th Asian Games.
18th ASIAN GAMES – The veteran actor Richard Gomez comments on the boxing match result of PH Nesthy Petecio against Yin Junhua of China.
The 18th Asian Games and also known as Jakarta-Palembang 2018, is a pan-Asian multi-sport event. It is held from 18 August to 2 September 2018 in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.
However, in the field of boxing, it was a bad start for the Philippines as the country’s contenders, Joel Bacho and Nesthy Petecio lost to their respective opponents last Friday.
And Richard Gomez has a say on the results of the boxing match, specifically, the match of Nesthy against Yin Junhua of China.
The veteran actor turned politician was disappointed by the result of the match saying that it was a “bad call” and “bad decision”.
“We saw the whole fight, bugbog ang China; tapos China ang panalo. That’s the problem with boxing, may luto talaga eh,” Gomez said.
CDM Richard Gomez ‘may luto talaga’ on split decision given to China over PHI Nesthy pic.twitter.com/Phdvi2ao4n
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According to a report PhilStar, it was an “unfair judging” prompting the shocked Pinay boxer to be in tears of anger.
The Filipino sports officials cried foul over the result.
“I know I am the winner. And I do believe if I were able to get past the Chinese, the gold would be mine. I didn’t want get off the ring because I couldn’t believe it was all over for me,” said Petecio.
She further added, “I work hard and long for this.”
Boxing secretary general Ed Picson also stated, “There’s really nothing much we can say. We all saw what happened. It’s just so sad that at a time when boxing is fighting hard to retain its spot in the Olympics, something like this happens. [It’s heartbreaking].”
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