A flu-ridden Josie Gabuco clinched gold in the women’s boxing light flyweight finals on Monday during the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEAG).
Gabuco, a Palaweña born and raised lady boxer, landed several crucial overhand right hammers down Indonesia’s Endang throughout the bout, resulting in a unanimous decision, 5-0.
Lady boxer Gabuco, in a press statement, said that she only showed what she can do despite not being on top shape because of the flu.
“I had the flu since December 3 and it was really hard that I even told my coaches, but they believed in me — that I can still do it,” Gabuco said.
She maintained to be aggressive in her punches throughout the game, landing stiffer strikes in the third round.
Gabuco now has a total of five gold medals from her SEAG track.