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USA's Carlos Balderas wins first match

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Carlos Balderas, the first American boxer to compete at the Rio Olympics, defeated Kazakhstan's Berik Abdrakhmanov in a close match to move on to the next round.

With a contingent of USA fans cheering him on, Balderas defeated Abdrakhmanov in a 29-28 win by points decision. It was a unianimous decision by the judges.

Balderas now moves on to face Japan's Daisuke Narimatsu on Tuesday, August 9. Narimatsu's match preceded Balderas v. Abdrakhmanov, and was won by split decision.

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