Two time Olympic medalist Paddy Barnes won’t be adding another medal to his collection. The Irish boxer was eliminated in an upset by Spain’s Carmona Heredia on day three of Olympic boxing. Heredia will go on to face Columbia’s Yuberjen Martinez in the quarterfinals.
Top ranked Cuban boxer Joahanys Argilagos ended Britain’s Galal Yafai’s hopes of medaling in the round of 16. Cuba is always a big contender in men’s boxing and it looks like this year will be no different.
In one of the more lighthearted ends to a matches seen in Rio, Kenya’s Peter Warui won over China’s Lv Bin to the great joy of his corner. He is the second of the Kenyan boxing delegation to win their first fights in Rio. The third and final member Benson Gicharu, fights later today.
Joahanys Argilagos (Cuba) defeated Galal Yafai (Great Britain) in a split decision
Peter Warui (Kenya) defeated Lv Bin (China)
Yuberjen Martinez (Columbia) defeated Rogen Ladon (Philippines)
Carmona Heredia (Spain) defeated Paddy Barnes (Ireland) in upset split decision
Simeon Chamov (Bulgaria) defeated Onur Şipal (Turkey)
Gabriel Maestre Perez (Venezuela) defeats Arajik Marutjan (Germany) in split decision
Zoltan Harcsa (Hungary) defeated Arslanbek Achilov (Turkmenistan) in split decision
Christian Mbilli (France) defeated Dmytro Mytrofanov (Ukraine)
Evgeny Tishchenko (Russia) defeated Juan Noguiera (Brazil)
Clemente Russo (Italy) defeated Hassen Chaktami (Tunisia)
Rustam Tulaganov (Uzbekistan) defeated Julio Cesar Castillo (Ecuador)
Abdulkadir Abdullayev (Azerbaijan) defeated Paul Omba Biongolo (France) via TKO