We had more Olympic boxing earlier today.
The day began with bouts at 52KG's where we saw Kazakhstan's Olzhas Sattibayev move to the next round with a split decision win against Jeyvier Cintron of Puerto Rico. The Kazakh started slowly but seemed to easily do enough in rounds 2 and 3 to win both of them, of course one judge would disagree but rightfully two of the judges did pick the right winner. In the same division was saw the very talented Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan easily defeat Irishman Brendan Irvine in what was an outstanding performance by the Uzbek fighter.
At 69KG's we saw another Uzbek perform out of his skin as Shakhram Giyasov out pointed Cuban star Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo. Giyasov was a determined fighter in the first two rounds, winning both of them on work rate before retreating through round 3 knowing the bout was in the bag, as long as he didn't suffer the ignominy of a 10-8 round.
Unfortunately it wasn't a perfect session for Uzbekistan with Rustam Tulaganov coming up short against Russian Evgeny Tishchenko in the 91KG semi-final, with the loss resulting in Tulaganov claiming a bronze medal. Tischenko will face the winner of the upcoming showdown between Vassily Levit and Erislandy Savon, in what looks likely to be one of the most anticipated bout of the competition.
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