The Olympic boxing continued last night with a bunch of fights involving Asian fighters.
Unfortunately at 52KG's Asian's had mixed fortunes. We unfortunately lost Mongolian fighter Enkh-Amar Kharkhuu, who was out pointed by Mexican Elias Emigdio, with a unanimous decision, however China's Hu Jianguan advanced with a split decision win against Turkey's Selcuk Eker.
In the 69KG division Thailand's Sailom Ardee fought himself out of a medal place as he held and messed about against Frenchman Souleyman Cissokho. At times Ardee looked excellent, landing right hands at will, but finished the bout frustrating everyone, including the referee, with far too much holding. Whilst Ardee failed to medal Kazakh Daniyar Eleusinov advanced past the aggressive Gabriel Maestre of Venezuela to guarantee a bronze medal.
At Heavyweight we saw Kazakh Vasiliy Levit secure a silver medal at worst as he out pointed Cuban Erislandy Savon. Levit, one of the most “pro-ready” fighters at the games will likely need to dominate Evgeniy Tishchenko to claim a gold medal, with the Russian having a reputation of being popular with the judge.
At Super Heavyweight we saw Uzbek Bakhodyr Zhololov claim a stoppage win over Venezuelan Edgar Munoz whilst Kazakh Ivan Dychko scored a revenge win over key rival Magomedrasul Medzhidov, of Azerbaijan, who was forced to retire with an eye injury.
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