After a very successful evening session on day 2 of the Olympic boxing Asian fighters sadly faltered at the start of day 3 with back to failures at 49KG's.
The first of those to fail was China's Lu Bin, the APB star who famously beat Xiong Zhao Zhong in a special bout at the Chinese new Year. Bin was heavily favoured but was over-come by Kenyan Peter Mungai Warui, in a very controversial split decision. Warui won the first two rounds, by out working Bin as the Chinese fighter fought a tactically wrong fight. In round 3 Bin showed his class and scored a standing 8 count in the final minute but sadly for him that wasn't enough to claim the win, losing a decision that saw many suggest the scoring system was flawed and that standing 8 counts aren't good for the competition.
The second to fail was Filipino Rogen Ladon who was man handled by all action Colombian Yurberjen Herney Martinez, who may well be one of the genuine gems of the Olympic boxing competition. Ladon tried to use his better pure boxing skills by Martinez wasn't having it and just walked through him en route to a very well earned decision. Sadly for Filipino fight fans, this sees their final fighter being eliminated.
Thankfully it wasn't all bad and two Asian fighters qualified in the 91KG division. One of those was Uzbekistan's Rustam Tulaganov over over-came Ecuadorian Julio Castillo with a unanimous decision. Tulaganov was joined by Azaeri fighter Abdulkadir Abdullayev who scored a TKO win over French fighter Paul Omba Biongolo, who became only the second man to be stopped in this tournament
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