Boxing recap: Barnes eliminated, Kenya celebrates and more

Recap: boxing day 3

Samuel Carmona Heredia,Barnes Patrick

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 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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