Women's Olympic Boxing Results: Katie Taylor vs. Natasha Jonas Thrills Crowd
In the early session of Olympic boxing on Monday, two USA women were in action, Marlen Esparza and Claressa Shields, both coming off first round byes in the tournament. Right here, find the complete women's Olympic boxing results for the day, which was also highlighted by a Lightweight match-up between Ireland's Katie Taylor and Britain's Natasha Jonas.
Esparza vs. Magliocco
First up was Flyweight Marlen Esparza going up against Karlha Magliocco. The Venezuelan started the fight aggressively, storming forward and throwing big shots at the highly touted American. Esparza kept her calm and was looking to pick off her opponent. On the strength of her cleaner punching, she took the first round 8-4.
The pattern continued into the second and third rounds, although Magliocco never attacked with quite the same fury as she had in the first. Esparza also began sitting down on her punches a bit more, t...