Phuket, Thailand — Filipino boxers Rosen Ladon, Riza Pasuit and Hergee Bacadan snatched gold medals to lead the Philippines in their winning campaign at the 2022 Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament at the Angsana Laguna Phuket Resort Hotel here on Saturday.
Ruling Southeast Asian Games flyweight king Ladon has secured three judges’ approval for a 3-2 split decision to defend Asian Games title and 2019 AIBA World Championship silver medalist Amit Pangal of India.
Ladon, an experienced player at the Rio Olympics, fought methodically for points in the first two rounds before escaping a late annoyance from Amit in the final round.
Later, the SEA Games 2019 silver medalist finisher Pasuit led the way from the start with a hard counter punching against Italy’s Alessia Messiano to reign in the lightweight division.
“I am very happy. I hope the experience from Rosen will come out today. As Riza, he is a very good counter puncher and a great boxer going forward,” said Don Abnett, head coach of the Philippine boxing team, along with coach Roel Velasco and Ronald Chavez. , Ronaldo Galido and Mitchell Martinez
Wushu athlete-boxer rhetoric, Tran Thi Oan Ni in the women’s middleweight division, ended the National Boxing Squad’s successful run with another gold after dominating 5-0.
In addition to the medals, Ladon, Pasuit and Baccadan also received $ 2,000 (over P100,000) as the top finishers in the tournament, which was led by Pichai Chunvajira, President of the Thai Boxing Association and President of the Contemporary Asian Boxing Federation.
Meanwhile, Ian Clark Bautista (men’s featherweight) and Ira Villegas (women’s flyweight) won silver after losing to high-ranking opponents against Serik Termizanov of Kazakhstan and Nguyen Thi Tam of Vietnam, respectively.
With three gold and two silver, the PH boxing team has already won medals in the 2019 edition (1 gold, 1 bronze) and 2018 repeat (1-1-2 gold-silver-bronze) when it won the overall championship together. With the host country.
“I think we have exceeded our expectations because you know, our boxers have come from a long period of inactivity. We’re happy to be where we are now, “said Ed Pixon, president of the Association of Boxing Alliance in the Philippines (ABAP), which is leading the Philippine delegation alongside Secretary-General Marcus Manalo.
After joining 14 federations across the Thailand Open Asia, Europe and Oceania, Pixon said Filipino boxers would return to Muayak Lake to train to resume their preparations for the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam and the 2022 AIBA Women’s World Championships. Istanbul, Turkey.
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