Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Erislandy Savon and Vassiliy Levit move on to the 91kilo semis.

In the heavyweight quarter finals, World Number 6 seed Vassiliy Levit of Kazakstan boxed carefully in the early goings, intelligently fencing the aggressive number 7 ranked Kennedy St Pierre of Mauritius to take a decisive first session..  The usually animated St Pierre began to look pedestrian in the second, an easy target for the more polished Levit..  Both guys having success, but the kazakh fighter landing more frequently..   St Pierre notably behind on points began the final round aggressively, winging shots at the tiring Levit, in desperation..  Both fighters finished strongly to close out a relatively one sided bout..   Levit moving on to the semis.

The other quarter final saw the Cuban favourite Erislandy Savon wasting no time, letting the bombs go against two time Argentinian Olympian Yamil Peralta Jara..  Weathering the storm Jara found sporadic success with right hand counters, but the constant pressure from the crafty Cuban earned him the first two rounds decisively..  The final stanza saw Jara hurt frequently by huge right hands from Savon, attempting to trade, the Argentinian found himself out of his depth..   Savon breezing through to the medal stages, unanimously..

Savon will meet Levit in the first guaranteed medal round on Saturday..