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Ghana’s Theo Allotey, 2 other Africans punch through to pre-quarter finals

Nigeria’s Africa middleweight silver medallist Patricia Mbata Ghana’s top flyweight Theophilus Allotey and Cameroon’s Thomas Mboua powered their way to the last 16 in the ongoing World Olympic Qualifiers in Busto Arsizio, Italy, on Wednesday (March 6).

Mbatia stopped Tonga’s Eseta Flint in the third round, Allotey outpointed Tashi Wangdi from Bhutan and Mboua squeezed a 3-2 win over Korea’s Kim Dohyeon, and now meets Norway’s Omar Shiha, Allotey takes on Korea’s Inkyu Kim and Mbatia squares it out with Monica Langerova from Czechoslovakia. The pre-quarters take place on Saturday (March 9).

Out of the 12 African boxers in action on Wednesday, nine fell by the wayside.

Full results:

Women’s middleweight: Liz Andiego (Kenya) lost 5-0 to Stonkute Gabriela (Lithuania), Molka Mabrouk (Tunisia) lost on points to Louisa Vasquez (Columbia), Patricia Mbata (Nigeria) stopped Tonga’s Eseta Flint in the third round.

Super-heavyweight:
Ghana’s Mark Ahondjo lost on a walkover to Spain’s Ghadfa Drissi, Cameroon’s Thomas Mboua beat Korea’s Kim Dohyeon 3-2, Senegal’s Diarga Balde stopped in the first round by Cuba’s world silver medallist Fernando Arzola, Keddy Agnes from Seychelles lost 5-0 to Iman Ramezanpourdelavar from Ireland.

Flyweight:
Namibia’s Trofimus Johannes lost to Roscoe Hill of the USA, Ghana’s Theophillus Allotey outpointed Tashi Wangdi from Bhutan, Cape Verde’s David Pina was stopped in the third round by Inkyu Kim of Korea, Morocco’s Africa champ Said Mortaj KO’d in round two by Filipino Rogen Ladon, Kenya’s David Karanja beaten 5-0 by Kazakhstan’s Olympic bronze medallist and 2021 world champ Saken Bibossinov.

Credit: AFBC Communications

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