Boxers from all around the world continued to swing the sport into action today, adding the debuting welterweight division to the lineup, alongside the continuing brackets of the lightweight and light heavyweight divisions. Enrico La Cruz of the Netherlands faced off against Chinese Taipei’s Lai Chu-En in the first match of the day. La Cruz narrowly defeated Chu-En by split decision. He goes on the next round of preliminaries on Tuesday.
In another notable fight of the day, 2012 Olympic medalist Andrey Zamkovoy (RUS) was defeated by Rayton Okwiri (KEN) via split decision. Kenya’s Thadius Katua, 18-years-old and the youngest boxer to qualify for the Rio Olympics, put up an admirable performance, but still lost his match to Russian lightweight veteran Adlan Abdurashidov.
Later on in the night, professional boxer Amnat Ruenroeng (Thailand), one of only three pros to compete in the Rio Games following the AIBA rule change, won his matchup against Argentina’s Ignacio Perrin, backed by an enthusiastic fandom cheering him on throughout.
The rest of today’s match-ups and decisions can be found below. All victories are win by points (WP), unless otherwise stated.
Adlan Abdurashidov (Russia) defeated Thadius Katua (Papua New Guinea)
Reda Benbaziz (Algeria) defeated Mahmoud Abdelaal (Egypt)
Byambyn Tüvshinbat (Mongolia) defeated Alberto Palmetta (Argentina)
Steven Donnelly (Ireland) defeated Zohir Kedache (Algeria)
Eimantas Stanionis (Lithuania) defeated Liu Wei (China)
Carlos Andres Mina (Ecuador) defeats Serge Michel (Germany)
Joshua Buatsi (Great Britain) defeats Kennedy Katende (Uganda) by technical knockout (TKO)
Albert Ramirez (Venezuela) defeats Petr Khamukov (Russia)
Sofiane Oumiha (France) defeated Teofimo Andres Lopez Rivera (Honduras)
David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) defeated Andrique Allisop (Seychelles)
Shakhram Giyasov (Uzbekistan) defeated Youba Sissokho Ndiaye (Spain)
Vladimir Margaryan (Armenia) defeated Winston Hill (Fiji)
Souleymane Cissokho (France) defeated Balazs Bacskai (Hungary)
Sailom Adi (Thailand) defeated Pavel Kastramin (Belarus) in a split decision
Peter Müllenberg (Netherlands) defeated Ehsan Rouzbahani (Iran)
Teymur Mammadov (Azerbaijan) defeated Denys Solonenko (Ukraine)
Mikhail Dauhaliavets (Belarus) defeated Valentino Manfredonia (Italy) in a split decision