Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Cuban boxing prodigy Argilagos secures first Olympic medal

Cuba's Joahnys Argilagos (right) fights Kenya's Peter Mungai Warui during their light flyweight quarter-final bout at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
AFP NewsAugust 10, 2016

Brilliant Cuban light flyweight Joahnys Argilagos underlined his rich potential as he became the first boxer at the Rio Olympics into the semi-finals to guarantee at least a bronze medal on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old prodigy and world champion had Kenya's Peter Warui running around in circles on his way to a unanimous points decision, as Cuba extended their ominous perfect start.

Cuba, with its rich boxing heritage, is among the most successful countries in Olympic boxing history and strongly fancied to do well again in Rio.

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