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SEA Video games: Eyeing 4 golds, PH boxing go for convincing wins vs residence bets

Philippines Rogen Ladon (blue) celebrates his win over Thailand's Yuttapong Tongdee (not pictured) following their men's fly (52kg) semi-finals boxing match at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 31, 2018.

FILE – The Philippines’ Rogen Ladon (blue) celebrates his win over Thailand’s Yuttapong Tongdee (not pictured) following their males’s fly (52kg) semi-finals boxing match on the 2018 Asian Video games in Jakarta on August 31, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / BAY ISMOYO

HANOI—The Filipino boxers, counted upon to ship the gold medals, bought 4 possibilities to just do that. However two of them must snatch them from the jaws of the harmful host nation.

Defending champion Rogen Ladon and Olympian Irish Magno will conflict with Vietnamese rivals in males’s 52-kilogram and ladies’s 51kg, respectively on Sunday within the thirty first Southeast Asian Video games boxing competitions at Bac Ninh Gymnasium.

“I like my possibilities now as a result of I’ve been coaching towards a southpaw,” stated Olympic bronze winner Eumir Marcial of his males’s 75kg ultimate bout towards East Timorese slugger Delio Anzaqeci.

Additionally holding a clearer probability for the gold is Ian Clark Bautista who will tackle Naing Latt of Myanmar within the ultimate of the lads’s 57kg.

Ladon and Magno, nonetheless, can’t be so positive and would wish overwhelming victories to persuade the judges amid the anticipated full-packed crowd.

That’s the primary motive Affiliation of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines president Ed Picson cited for the stunning defeats of Olympic silver medalist Nesthy Petecio and defending champion Josie Gabuco within the semifinals.

“We anticipated higher outcomes however there have been a number of elements that got here into play,” stated Picson. “That call on Josie and Nesthy, I’d prefer to assume the judges had been persuaded by the shouting of the group however that’s nonetheless unacceptable.”

Ladon will combat Tran van Thao who’s already preventing within the execs. Magno will tackle reigning champ Nguyen Thi Tam who defeated her through the 2019 SEA Video games.

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