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Bacolod City, Philippines Friday, July 22, 2016

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Button Filipino fighter fails bid to bring home OPBF title
Button Antiqueño rising ski racer


Filipino fighter fails bid
to bring home OPBF title

OSAKA, Japan -- Filipino challenger Rex Wa-o suffered a first round knockout defeat to Orient Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) bantamweight titlist Takahiro Yamamoto of Japan in Osaka Wednesday.

Living up to his monicker “Igorot Warrior”, Wa-o initiated the attacks but Yamamoto's defense proved too hard to break.

Wa-o, who had to lose excess seven pounds weight, continued to put pressure and he dearly paid for it.

Antiqueño rising ski racer

Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao has asked rising ski racer Marco Umgeher, e son of an Antiqueña with an Austrian, to bring the Antique pride with him in his competitions.

Cadiao, who gave honors and support to Umgeher, said Wednesday that in every occasion possible, he should be proud to introduce himself as coming from Antique, Philippines.

Umgeher, the son of Gemma Imbang and her husband Hannes Umgeher, was born on December 16, 2001 in Austria. He came to visit the governor and also to ask support from the provincial government and for those who would be willing to sponsor his sports trainings which he described to be very expensive, and much dependent only on the income of his parents due to his decision to bring the Filipino flag in his competitions, despite his Austrian citizenship.

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