News | Aug 04 2016

The Olympic boxing draw is in

It was always going to be tough, the Olympic boxing draw is in
Muhammad Ali
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THE draw for the boxing tournament at the Olympic Games was held Thursday (August 4). British light-flyweight Galal Yafai will contest the first boxing bout of Rio 2016 on Saturday (August 6), taking on Cameroon’s Simplice Fotsala. If the GB 49kgs wins he’ll progress to a clash with Cuba’s flashy World champion Joahnys Argilagos on August 8.

Ireland’s Paddy Barnes has a bye in the first round, on August 8 he will bo the winner of Samuel Carmona Heredia (Spain) and Artur Hovhannisyan (Armenia). America’s Nico Herndandez gets Italy’s Manuel Cappai on August 6 in their first bout of the tournament.


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