Asian Games: Back-to-back medals for PH as boxers Paalam, Marcial settle for bronze

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(CNN Philippines, August 31) — Filipino boxers Carlo Paalam and Eumir Marcial won two bronze medals for the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Games.

Paalam lost to India's Amit, 3-2, in the men's light flyweight division Friday at the Jakarta International Expo in Indonesia.

On the other hand, Marcial fell to Uzbekistan's Israil Madrimov, 3-2 in the men's middleweight class.

Earlier, Filipino boxer Rogen Ladon advanced to the gold medal match in the flyweight class after dominating Thailand foe Yuttapong Tongdee. He will next face Jasurbek Latipov of Uzbekistan on September 1.

The country now has a total of 20 medals in the regional sports meet.