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Paalam outhustles Irish foe as Filipino pugs go 3-0 in Olympics

Luisa Morales - Philstar.com
Paalam outhustles Irish foe as Filipino pugs go 3-0 in Olympics
Carlo Paalam of boxing

MANILA, Philippines – It's a 3-0 start for our Philippine boxing team in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Carlo Paalam, the latest to debut out of the four Filipino pugs in Tokyo, took a split decision win over Irish foe Brendan Irvine in the Men's Flyweight Round of 32 on Monday.

Paalam dominated the first round with all judges scoring it in favor of the Filipino, 10-9.

TRACKER: Team Philippines at the Tokyo Olympics

It was a little bit more competitive in the second round with Irvine getting the nod of two judges to cut into Paalam's lead.

But three judges once again scored the bout in favor of the Filipino, 10-9, to give him the victory.

The final scores were two 30-29s and two 29-28s in favor of Paalam while Irvine got one judge picking him, 29-28.

Another Filipino pug in Nesthy Petecio sees action later today in Women's Featherweight, going up against top seed Lin Yu-Thing in the Round of 16.

2021 TOKYO OLYMPICS BOXING
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