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2020 Olympics - Boxing: July 29 is a bad day for African boxers

Algeria's Younes Nemouchi (red) and winner Philippines' Eumir Marcial hug at the end of their men's middle (69-75kg) preliminaries round of 16 boxing match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo on July 29, 2021. (Photo by Luis ROBAYO / various sources / AFP)
2020 Olympics - Boxing: July 29 is a bad day for African boxers

 

There was not a single African victory in the Tokyo rings on Thursday 29 July. All six who wore the gloves lost. The dark day started with Algerian Younes Nemouchi (middleweight). He lost to Filipino Eumir Marcial on a refereeing decision. The Congolese David Tshama Mwenekabwe was defeated by the Haitian Darrelle Valsaint Jr (4-1).

Finally, in the super heavyweight category, the Africans all recorded heavy defeats (5-0). The Algerian Chouaib Bouloudinats, the Cameroonian Maxime Yegnong Njieyo and the Egyptian Yousry Mostafa Hafez bowed to the American Richard Torrez, the Russian Veriasov Ivan and the Kazakh Kunkabayev Kamshybek respectively.

In the women's category, the party was not at the rendez-vous either. The Burundian Ornella Havyarimana (flyweight) fell in her first fight against the Serbian Radovanovic Ninaen (0-5).

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