Pinoy boxer Rogen Ladon doesn't plan on wasting his opportunity at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Santino Honasan on Apr 01, 2016 01:16 PM
Pinoy light flyweight bet and 2015 SEA Games silver medalist Rogen Ladon is headed to the Rio Olympics (Photo courtesy of SINGSOC via

Pinoy boxer Rogen Ladon is headed to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after reaching the finals of the Asia and Oceania Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament in Qian’an, China.

The 23-year old Bago City native defeated India’s Devendro Singh via unanimous decision in the men’s light flyweight semifinals, and will now take on Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan in the finals, and he believes that distance and aggression will be his keys to victory.

“Ang plano namin ng mga coaches, distansya lang. Kunin ko daw distansya ko, tsaka maging aggressive lang po sa laban namin.” Ladon told ABS-CBN News’ Dyan Castillejo.

With one match left in the Olympic Qualification tournament, the 2015 SEA Games silver medalist says that he plans to go all out. “Pinag-ensayuhan naman namin ng mabuti, okay naman yung kundisyon namin, so buhos na lang lahat.”

Win, lose, or draw in the Olympic Qualification final, Ladon is bound for Rio, and said that he’s dedicating his qualification to the Lord, his family, and of course, the Filipino nation.

The Pinoy pug has a chance of bringing home an Olympic gold medal in boxing, Ladon isn’t going to waste this golden opportunity.

“Kakayanin ko talaga, kasi syempre, sayang yung opportunity eh, yung training namin, yung ensayo. Syempre, pinaghirapan na namin eh, kaya ituloy na lang para makuha ang gintong medalya.”


Interview courtesy of Dyan Castillejo, ABS-CBN News

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