SEA Games: The search for Irish Magno gold continues with boxing silver

Irish Magno Boxing

Irish Magno. AFP photo

MANILA, Philippines – The search for Irish Magno’s gold continues after he lost to a known enemy in the women’s flyweight final at the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam on Sunday.

For the second time, Magno finds a tough nut to crack Viet Nam’s Thi Tam Nguyen as he settles for a new silver medal.

Magno lost 3-2 to a long hometown bet.

The defeat of Magno failed to make a gold sweep for boxing in the Philippines, which has already claimed three gold medals.

Rosen Ladon, Ian Clark Bautista and Yumi Marshall all won gold medals in their respective classes.

Ladon retained the flyweight title after a split decision against Vietnam’s Van Thao Tran, where Bautista dominated Myanmar’s Naing Lat.

Marseille, who has claimed gold in his fourth consecutive SEA Games, had the most impressive performance after stopping Timor Leste’s Delio Anjakechi Moujinho in the first round of their middleweight bout.

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