The Philippine boxing delegation to the 2012 London Olympics is in danger of remaining a one-man team after only lightweight Charly Suarez was left in the Asian Olympic Qualifying tournament in Astana, Kazakhstan.
One by one, Rey Saludar, Wilfredo Lopez, Dennis Galvan and Joegin Ladon fell by the wayside, leaving only the 23-year-old Suarez in contention among the five pugs sent by the Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines to vie for precious slots to the summer Games.
Ladon outpointed Saef Qraish of Jordan, 17-7, in his opening bout in the 56-kg division but was ousted by China's Zhang Jiawei, 8-13 in the second round. Saludar, the 2010 Asian Games gold medalist, was overpowered in less than two rounds by AIBA World Championships silver medalist Nyambayar Tugstsogt of Mongolia in a referee stopped contest (RSC) result, while welterweight Lopez fell to China's Maimaititue Rsun Qiong in a 20-10 rout. Finally, Galvan dropped an 8-18 decision to North Korea's Kim Choi Song.
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