2016 Rio Olympics boxing results: Day 2, evening session (August 7)

By Scott Christ

The second day of boxing in Rio has wrapped up.

Day two from Rio is in the books. Here’s what we saw this evening.

Men’s lightweight (60kg)

Sofiane Oumiha (France) def. Teofimo Lopez (Honduras)

  • Scores: 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

This one was debatable, especially the idea that Oumiha won every round. I liked the look of Lopez a lot — he’s an American who fought for Honduras, where his parents are from, because Carlos Balderas had the spot on Team USA. He’s got real pro potential, just like Balderas, and very much a pro style. Oumiha was not bad, mind you, displaying plenty of talent himself. Lopez felt he’d done enough to win, but the judges saw it differently. Remember Lopez’s name.

Amnat Ruenroeng (Thailand) def. Ignacio Perrin (Argentina)

  • Scores: 30-27, 29-28, 30-27

This was an ugly fight, largely because, well, Amnat is an ugly fighter a lot of the time. He’s dirty, he’s crafty, he’s good at frustrating opponents. He’s also a former world flyweight champion professional who handed Zou Shiming his first pro loss. He did much better than Hassan N’dam did on Saturday, that’s for sure. Perrin was no saint himself, and there was some real wrestling in there, including both hitting the canvas during a third round grapple. Ruenroeng will face Oumiha in the next round, which should be more interesting.

David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) def. Andrique Allisop (Seychelles)

  • Scores: 30-27, 29-28, 30-27

Allisop wound up bloodied by the end of this one, and complained of some fouls from Joyce, but he was also a bit outclassed and outgunned regardless. Joyce moves on to face Azerbaijan’s Albert Selimov, a tough matchup.

Men’s welterweight (69kg)

Shakhram Giyasov (Uzbekistan) def. Youba Sissokho Ndiaye (Spain)

  • Scores: 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

I forgot to write an immediate recap after this one and sort of forgot what I saw, if I’m being honest. And I am being honest. Honestly.

Vladimir Margaryan (Armenia) def. Winston Hill (Fiji)

  • Scores: 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

This was fairly easy work for Margaryan, just a better, more polished fighter, something we say a lot in these first rounds in the Olympics, because, well, it’s hard to put it any other way. But Winston Hill, his country’s lone boxing representative, showed a lot of promise.

Souleymane Cissokho (France) def. Balazs Bacskai (Hungary)

  • Scores: 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

Cissokho really showed his class as this went along, and in the third round was boxing confidently and with a lot of skill, really showing some of the best ability we’ve gotten to see thus far. Very stylish, very impressive showing. Bacskai gave it a shot, he was just out of his depth, and by the third, he knew it.

Saylom Ardee (Thailand) def. Pavel Kastramin (Belarus)

  • Scores: 28-29, 29-28, 29-28

You may recall Ardee from the 2012 Olympics, when he lost a countback decision to Gani Zhailauov of Kazakhstan. Here, he got a debatable split decision win over Kastramin, who gave him all he could handle. This was actually the third Olympics for Ardee, and the first time he’s gotten past his first fight.

Men’s light heavyweight (81kg)

Peter Müllenberg (Netherlands) def. Ehsan Rouzbahani (Iran)

  • Scores: 29-28, 29-28, 29-28

Rouzbahani was quite stunned by the result, but it was fair.

Teymur Mammadov (Azerbaijan) def. Denys Solonenko (Ukraine)

  • Scores: 29-28, 29-28, 29-28

Mammadov won bronze in London as a heavyweight, and gold at 2015’s European Games in Baku as a light heavyweight. At 6’5″, he’s extremely tall for the weight, and he used that to his advantage.

Mikhail Dauhaliavets (Belarus) def. Valentino Manfredonia (Italy)

Scores: 28-29, 29-28, 30-27

Manfredonia was the fighter Mammadov beat in the European Games final last year. Dauhaliavets got tagged hard in the third round and looked really shaken, but he got through it and moves on to the next round. Good fight to close the day, too.

Source:: Bad Left Hook