Day nine of the boxing in Rio has wrapped up. Here’s what we saw in the evening session.
Women’s middleweight (75kg) - Round of 16
Andreia Bandeira (Brazil) def. Atheyna Bylon (Panama)
One judge had this 39-37 for Bylon, and the other two both had it 38-38. After deliberation, they decided it was better than the home fight advance.
Savannah Marshall (Great Britain) def. Anna Laurell (Sweden)
Laurell was the one and only Swedish boxer in Rio, and now she’s out, so Sweden will not be celebrating during the boxing competition. Marshall moves on to face Nouchka Fontijn of the Netherlands, the No. 2 seed.
Men’s bantamweight (56kg) - Round of 16
- Jiawei Zhang (China) def. Sangmyeong Ham (South Korea)
- Robeisy Ramirez (Cuba) def. Mohamed Hamout (Morocco)
- Alberto Melian (Argentina) def. Bilel M’hamdi (Tunisia)
- Murodjon Akhmadaliev (Uzbekistan) def. Kairat Yeraliev (Kazakhstan)
Men’s lightweight (60kg) - Semifinal
- Sofiane Oumiha (France) def. Otgondalai Dorjnyambuu (Mongolia)
Men’s light welterweight (64kg) - Round of 16
- Artem Harutyunyan (Germany) def. Arthur Biyarslanov (Canada)
- Batuhan Gözgeç (Turkey) def. Joedson Teixeira (Brazil)
- Lorenzo Sotomayor (Azerbaijan) def. Hassan Amzile (France)
- Yasniel Toledo (Cuba) def. Pat McCormack (Great Britain)
My internet was out for all of these quick results.
Men’s light heavyweight (81kg) - Quarterfinals
Joshua Buatsi (Great Britain) def. Abdelhafid Benchabla (Algeria)
Buatsi has been someting of a revelation in Rio, really dominant thus far, and that continued here against Benchabla, who is a good, tough fighter, and took some big shots in this one. Buatsi won every round and more or less dominated the fight, and he’s guaranteed at least a bronze, and his prospects as a pro have gone way, way up during this run.
Adilbek Niyazymbetov (Kazakhstan) def. Teymur Mammadov (Azerbaijan)
A decisive points victory for Niyazymbetov, who eliminates a 2012 heavyweight bronze medalist.