Girls’s featherweight (Quarterfinals)
Winners assured no less than a bronze medal.
- Nesthy Petecio (Philippines) def. Jenny Marcela Arias (Colombia), 5:0: Petecio has simply been rock strong via three fights, successful one other one right here to advance to the semifinal spherical. She was the primary fighter to have their hand raised in Tokyo, out within the first bout of your complete competitors, and she or he continues to win.
- Irma Testa (Italy) def. Caroline Veyre (Canada), 5:0: Testa was out within the final eight again in Rio, this time she’s via and no less than a bronze medalist, and she or he’s been very sharp in three fights up to now. Frankly a reasonably dominant win right here over Veyre, Testa simply too good at vary, sniped Veyre the entire time. Veyre’s a strong boxer, the fashion simply received the higher of her right here.
- Lauren Value (Nice Britain) def. Myagmarjargal Munkhbat (Mongolia), 5:0: Value is the highest seed and fought prefer it, completely dominating this battle. I imply, it wasn’t like, I don’t know, Gervonta Davis wiping out some C-fighter or no matter, however simply it was actually straightforward for Value, simply picked Munkhbat aside for 3 rounds. Munkhbat was tentative as a result of each time she did attempt to come ahead she received hit with good pictures.
- Atheyna Bylon (Panama) def. Caitlin Parker (Australia), 5:0: Bylon is tall and makes use of it. Perhaps not the prettiest or best fashion however it presents issues, and her matchup with Value must be extra fascinating than Munkhbat was in a position to make it in opposition to the Brit. Parker tried absolutely anything, together with roughing it up some, however didn’t win a spherical on any of the 5 playing cards, although I assumed she had an honest argument within the first.
- Tammara Thibeault (Canada) def. Nadezhda Ryabets (Kazakhstan), 4:1: Very totally different physique varieties right here, like, think about Paul Williams combating Shawn Porter, kinda. Ugly battle, actually, not a lot touchdown, however Thibeault did the higher work. Ryabets is just 20 so she could possibly be again in a couple of years in Paris.
- Nouchka Fontijn (Netherlands) def. Elzbieta Wojcik (Poland), 4:1: Fontijn, who took silver at Rio 2016, needed to earn this one, rallying after being swept on the playing cards within the first spherical. The 25-year-old Wojcik gave this an excellent go, made Fontijn earn it, however Fontijn did earn it, successful the second and moderately dominating within the third, flipping the change and forcing a standing eight.
- Kurt Walker (Eire) def. Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov (Uzbekistan), 4:1: Mirzakhalilov was the No. 1 seed, however he’s bounced right here. The Ukrainian choose gave the Uzbek all three playing cards, which is absurd, possibly you may argue for him successful two of three — possibly — as a result of these things is goofy to attain, however there’s no query that Walker received the primary spherical. Like, none. And I believe he deserved the battle. All different judges had it 29-28 for Walker. He does depart this one with cuts on close to each eyes, however what a win for the Irish fighter, a terrific displaying, and made additional good as a result of at many factors, Mirzakhalilov confirmed precisely why he was the highest seed and the favourite.
- Duke Ragan (United States) def. Serik Temirzhanov (Kazakhstan), 5:0: Like teammate Delante Johnson final evening, Ragan appeared higher on this battle than he did his first. He was actually sharp right here, successful the primary and third clearly for me, whereas Temirzhanov — a very good fighter — had a strong argument within the second, and that’s about how the judges noticed it. The Cincinnati fighter now matches up with Walker within the quarterfinals.
- Samuel Takyi (Ghana) def. Jean Carlos Caicedo (Ecuador), 5:0: The unanimous determination would possibly make it appear a mismatch, however this battle was something however a mismatch. Very aggressive all through. Takyi swept the primary, Caicedo received 4 playing cards within the second to place all of it on the road within the third, after which Takyi secured it by sweeping the third. The 20-year-old from Ghana would possibly actually be somebody to observe right here, not only for this competitors however as a potential professional prospect down the road. Caicedo fought effectively however somebody has to lose in each considered one of these fights. He was an actual sportsman and gentleman after, too, regardless of clearly feeling he ought to have received.
- Cesar David Avila (Colombia) vs Everisto Mulenga (Zambia), 3:2: Good battle, shut battle. Mulenga has some apparent expertise, however Avila the tighter technician, extra skilled, and I believe that maturity within the fashion was what gave him the sting right here. The Chinese language choose noticed it 3-0 for Mulenga which is fairly wild however, hey, Olympics, child! Yeah! Avila strikes on to face Takyi, one other younger and gifted man he’ll most likely need to try to out-craft. Avila can be small at this weight however making that work for him up to now, too.
Males’s mild heavyweight
- Imam Khataev (Russian Olympic Committee) def. Bekzad Nurdauletov (Kazakhstan), 4:1: An upset right here, as Nurdauletov was the highest seed. Khataev beasted via the spherical of 32, and whereas he didn’t overwhelm the Kazakh that approach, he did lots of good work, proved he’s not simply pure aggression, he’s a very good, aggressive boxer. Nurdauletov received the second spherical for me, however the first and third have been fairly clearly Khataev’s. A very good, bodily battle, nearer to the professional fashion than lots of what you’ll see on the Olympics. Khataev seems like an actual medal menace.
- Gazimagomed Jalidov (Spain) def. Paulo Aokuso (Australia), 3:2: Aggressive battle, however I believe the scoring received it proper. I assumed Jalidov nicked the primary and received the third, and Aokuso took the second for me. I don’t rely, after all, however that’s about how the judges had it, too. The Kazakh choose had it 30-27 for Aokuso which I believe is a bit goofy, however that’s why we’ve 5 judges now, I suppose. Jalidov will face Khataev in what could possibly be a rattling good battle.
- Keno Machado (Brazil) def. Daxiang Chen (China), 5:0: Chen received dropped within the first after which the battle was reduce quick within the second spherical on a reduce to Chen. Despatched to the playing cards, it needed to go to Machado. He’s clearly received some thump and could possibly be fascinating transferring ahead.
- Ben Whittaker (Nice Britain) def. Abdelrahman Salah (Egypt), 5:0: Whittaker clearly superior general right here, only a higher boxer, Salah couldn’t do a lot of something with him in there. The Egyptian did give the trouble and actually did attempt to discover one thing large within the third, however that simply left him extra open, and Whittaker additionally isn’t afraid to tie up.