Notable Performances Men’s Flyweight Yuberjen Martínez (COL) defeated Amit Panghal (IND) – Martinez is feeling like a generational talent, as his pressure, will and ability to cut off the ring, left the #1 seed Panghal trying to survive in the second half of the fight rather than trying to win.
Notable Performances and Semi-Final Previews Men’s Featherweight Kurt Walker (IRE) defeats Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov (UZB) – WOW! Kurt Walker of Ireland, got on his backfoot, and outmoved and outboxed Mirzakhalilov, who fought a more pro-style and was not rewarded by the judges. Walker will now have a very tough outing in
Early Olympics Observations Imam Khataev, light heavyweight, Khataev gave his opponent five standing eight counts en route to stopping him with two standing-eight counts in the first round, as well as one more in the second round as well as two in the third round. Khataev is one of the
Noteworthy Performances Men’s Featherweight Serik Temirzhanov (KAZ) defeated Roland Galos (HUN) – One of the studs of the first day, Temirzhanov jumped off the screen as a pro-ready fighter, who was focused, sharp, and in control. Temirzhanov has an effective style for the amateurs, but one that could easily transfer