Violito Payla

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Violito Payla
Personal information
Full name Violito Payla
Nationality  Philippines
Born (1979-01-08) January 8, 1979 (age 38)
Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 51 kg (112 lb)
Sport
Sport Boxing
Rated at Flyweight

Violito Payla (born 8 January 1979 in Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental) is an amateur boxer from the Philippines best known to win the Asian Games 2006 at flyweight.

At the 2002 Asian Games he beat Tulashboy Doniyorov but lost to Noman Karim. He competed at the 2004 Athens Olympics in the Flyweight (– 48 kg) division but lost his bout in the round of 32 to Tulashboy Doniyorov of Uzbekistan, 36-26. Payla qualified for the Athens Games by winning the gold medal at the 2004 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships in Puerto Princesa, Philippines. In the final he defeated South Korea's Kim Ki-Suk.

At the 2006 Asian Games he won the gold medal in the Flyweight division. He beat Yang Bo (boxer) who had beaten world champ Lee in the semis and upset 2003 world champion Somjit Jongjohor of Thailand in the final 31-15.[1]

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