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    Chance for boxer Ladon to end PH campaign at Asiad with a bang

    Aug 31, 2018
    PHOTO: Jerome Ascano

    JAKARTA – The Philippines will have one last crack at a gold medal in the penultimate day of the 18th Asian Games.

    Flyweight Rogen Ladon beat Thailand’s Yuttapong Tongdee on Friday to reach the finals against Jasurbek Latipov of Uzbekistan, giving him a shot at a fifth gold medal for Team Philippines in this conclave.

    While Ladon will fight for the gold at Jakarta International Expo on Saturday at 2:15 p.m. (3:15 p.m. Manila time), two other Filipino boxers in light-fly Carlo Paalam and middleweight Eumir Marcial lost in their semifinal matches and settled for the bronze.

    As the 18th Asiad enters its final day, the Philippines is in 19th in the medal tally with 4-1-15 gold-silver-bronze.

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