Josie Gabuco added yet another gold medal to her rich collection, ruling the light flyweight division in the 30th Southeast Asian Games women’s boxing finals Monday at the PICC Forum.
The former AIBA world champion won via unanimous decision over Indonesia’s Endang.
Gabuco, 32, has now won her fifth straight SEA Games gold medal. She won her first two in the pinweight division, before winning the next pair in the light flyweight category.
And she did it despite suffering flu-like symptoms.
‘Tinatrangkaso po ako. Nagpaalam po ako sa coaches ko pero sabi nila kaya mo ‘yan,” she bared. “Kanina nasa isip ko [na] gagawin ko lahat kahit na medyo nahihirapan ako.
“Sabi ko, kahit hindi man hundred-percent, basta ang sa akin mailabas ko ‘yung kaya ko,” Gabuco added.
Gabuco won via split decision over Thailand bet Chuthamat Raksat in the quarterfinals. She then took down Trinh Thi Diem Ki of Vietnam via UD in the semis to reach the title bout.
Gabuco has now given the Philippines its third boxing gold medal today.
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