HANOI—The Filipino boxers, counted upon to ship the gold medals, received 4 probabilities to do exactly 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 girls’s 51kg, respectively on Sunday within the thirty first Southeast Asian Video games boxing competitions at Bac Ninh Gymnasium.
“I like my probabilities 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 likelihood 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 certain and would want overwhelming victories to persuade the judges amid the anticipated full-packed crowd.
That’s the primary purpose Affiliation of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines president Ed Picson cited for the surprising 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 wish to suppose the judges had been persuaded by the shouting of the group however that’s nonetheless unacceptable.”
Ladon will struggle Tran van Thao who’s already combating within the professionals. Magno will tackle reigning champ Nguyen Thi Tam who defeated her in the course of the 2019 SEA Video games.
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