Olympics-Boxing-World champ Petecio takes step toward maiden women's gold

Reigning world champion Nesthy Petecio of the Philippines took a first step towards maiden Olympic gold in women's featherweight boxing on Saturday, with a unanimous decision over Marcelat Sakobi Matshu of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The 29-year-old Petecio is tipped as a strong contender for the first gold in the women's featherweight class, which along with women's welterweight, is making its debut at the Tokyo Olympics.

Olympics-Boxing-World champ Petecio takes step toward maiden women's gold

Reigning world champion Nesthy Petecio of the Philippines took a first step towards maiden Olympic gold in women's featherweight boxing on Saturday, with a unanimous decision over Marcelat Sakobi Matshu of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The 29-year-old Petecio is tipped as a strong contender for the first gold in the women's featherweight class, which along with women's welterweight, is making its debut at the Tokyo Olympics.