London Olympics: Men’s Light Flyweight Boxing Round of 32 results

31 Jul

Round of 32

 WARD Billy                           4

 VEITIA SOTO Yosbany       26

 BARRIGA Mark         17
 CAPPAI Manuel        7

 ZHAKYPOV Birzhan      18

 BECCU Jeremy             17

 ESSOMBA Thomas       13
 DARAA Abdelali            10

 LAISHRAM Devendro Singh       RSC


 ORTIZ MARCANO Jantony       20

 SULEMANU Tetteh                     6

 PEHLIVAN Ferhat      16
 SUAREZ Carlos          6

 de la NIEVE LINARES Jose      11
 QUIPO PILATAXI Carlos            14

 FLISSI Mohamed                11
 PONGPRAYOON Kaeo       19

 ALEKSANDROV Aleksandar                 22
 MAQUINA Juliano Fernando Gento      7

Lone Filipino 2012 Olympic Boxer Mark Anthony Barriga breezed through his opening bout against Italian Manuel Fabrizio Cappai, 17-7.  Barriga set up a second round meeting against Kazakhstan’s Asian Games silver medallist Birzhan Zhakypov.  The winner will have a spot in the Final 8 in the light flyweight division of the 2012 London Olympics.

Barriga’s victory is the biggest story so far of the Philippine campaign as only 11 Filipinos qualified for this year’s olympics. The last Olympic medal earned was in 1996 when boxer Mansueto “Onyok” Velasco captured silver in Atlanta. A victory here by Barriga will spark a revival of Amateur boxing in the country.


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