|Full name||Violito Payla|
January 8, 1979 |
Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental
|Height||1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||51 kg (112 lb)|
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.
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