There were several Asian fighters in action at 60KG's in the round of 16.. The most notable of those was Thailand's Amnat Ruenroeng who was battered in 3 rounds by Frenchman Sofiane Oumiha, who scored a 3rd round TKO. This loss for Ruenroeng has now seen all of the “professionals” being knocked out of the Olympics, an Olympics that some foolishly thought they'd ruin rather than be used by AIBA to prove a point.
Whilst Amnat was stopped we did see two Asian's progress. One of those was talented Azeri Albert Selimov, who beat David Oliver Joyce in what was one of the performances of the session whilst the other saw Mongolian Dorjnyambuu Otgondalai over-come Holland's Enrico Le Cruz, with a split decision.
At 75KG's we saw the Olympic debut of the touted Indian sensation Vikas Krishan who over-American Charles Conwell. This was the first we'd seen of Krishan who some have tipped as a potential medal winner, however there is still a long way for him to go to replicate the amateur success of Vijender Singh.
In the 91+KG division we saw Super Heavyweight medal favourite Magomedrasul Medzhidov cruise past Moroccan Mohamed Arjaoui with a unanimous decision. The big punching Azeri was in no rush to destroy his foe and seemed to scarcely get out of first gear.