Ladon moves on to Asiad boxing final after beating Thai foe

By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY--So far in the Asian Games, females have barged into the Top 2 in the podium for the Philippines.

On Friday, a male has broke into the Top 2.

Rogen Ladon assured himself of at least a silver after beating Yuttapong Tongdee of Thailand in the flyweight boxing semifinals in Jakarta.

Ladon's brilliance earned him a unanimous decision win as he is just one win away from giving the Philippines a gold.

After a tight first round, Ladon poured it on in Round 2, continually connecting on huge shots to Tongdee's head.

Tongdee tried to go aggressive in the final round, even opening a cut on Ladon's right eye, but Ladon still prevailed with his accuracy.

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