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Medal prospect in boxing started out fighting for soft drinks

When he was 10, Carlo Paalam boxed with fellow kids for a bottle of soft drinks. Not a medal or cash prize; just a single bottle of pop.

Paalam didn't know at the time that one day he will be able to make it to the national team that will compete in the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur next month.

Carlo Paalam became interested in boxing because he wanted to defend himself against bullies. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News
“Laban sa kalye lang po dati,” the Cagayan de Oro native and national boxer said during a lull in the team's training session at Rizal Sports Complex in Manila on Wednesday.

“Ang tawag namin sa mga ganoong laban namin ay ‘face to face.’ Tapos ang premyo ko dati soft drinks.”

But Paalam said he wasn’t always starting fights, stressing that he only picked up boxing to defend himself from bullies.

“May nagsabi sa akin na mag-boxing na lang para matuto akong sumuntok,” he said.

Source: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/07/27/17/sea-games-medal-prospect-in-boxing-started-out-fighting-for-soft-drinks

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