Carlo Paalam punches way to semi-finals, assured of an Olympic medal

Filipino boxer Carlo Paalam superior to the semi-finals of the Tokyo Video games flyweight boxing event on Tuesday, assuring the Philippines will get one other Olympic medal.

The 23-year-old Bukidnon native secured his spot within the remaining 4 after defeating defending Olympic flyweight champion Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan by break up resolution on factors, 4-0, of their quarterfinal conflict on the Kokugikan Area in Tokyo.

Mr. Paalam got here out aggressive and took the struggle to his opponent proper on the opening bell, connecting with strong blows to the pinnacle and physique en path to claiming the opening spherical.

Within the second, the motion continued to be frenetic with each fighters tagging each other with clear pictures.

Sadly, halfway into the spherical each boxers absorbed cuts after a head collision.

The ringside physician checked on Mr. Zoirov earlier than calling a halt to the struggle.

Moments later, Mr. Paalam was declared the winner by break up resolution after the judges turned to the rating playing cards.

The win assured the Philippines will get a fourth medal within the Olympic Video games after the gold gained by weightlifter Hidilyn F. Diaz and people of boxers Nesthy A. Petecio (gold or silver) and Eumir Felix D. Marcial (a minimum of bronze).

Within the semifinals set for Aug. 5, Mr. Paalam will face Ryomei Tanaka of Japan. – Michael Angelo S. Murillo

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