SEA Games: Irish Magno’s quest for gold continues with silver in boxing

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Magno Irish. AFP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Irish Magno’s quest for gold continues after losing to a familiar foe in the women’s flyweight final at the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam on Sunday.

For the second time in a row, Magno found Vietnam’s Thi Tam Nguyen a tough nut to crack as he once again settled for the silver medal.

Magno suffered a 3-2 split decision loss to the hometown biggest bet.

Magno’s defeat failed to make it a golden sweep for Filipino boxing, which had already won three gold medals earlier.

Rogen Ladon, Ian Clark Bautista and Eumir Marcial all won gold medals in their respective classes.

Ladon retained the flyweight title after a split decision win over Vietnam’s Van Thao Tran while Bautista edged Myanmar’s Naing Latt.

Marcial, who won his fourth straight SEA Games gold medal, had the most impressive performance after stopping Timor Leste’s Delio Anzaqeci Mouzinho in the first round of their middleweight bout.

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