Posted August 04, 2012 on AP on Fox
Light flyweight Zou Shiming of China opened defense of his Beijing gold medal with a 14-11 victory over Yosbany Veitia of Cuba on Saturday in the Olympic boxing tournament. Cuba's Roniel Iglesias upset top-seeded Brazilian light welterweight Everton Dos Santos, while top-seeded light heavyweight Julio La Cruz of Cuba trounced Jordan's Ihab Almatbouli. Irish light flyweight Paddy Barnes easily advanced to to a quarterfinal bout with India's Devendro Laishram, who posted a sensational 16-11 upset of fourth-seeded Serdamba Purevdorj of Mongolia, the silver medalist in Beijing. India's veteran coach, Gurbankhsh Singh Sandhu, said his promising team must move on quickly from AIBA's decision to overturn the result of welterweight Krishan Vikas' foul-plagued fight against American Errol Spence on Friday night.

Olympic boxing day 8 results: Paddy Barnes wins, Iglesias defeats dos Santos, Mekhontsev defeats Hooper

Shiming Zou still the one to beat after win Twelve sensational bouts lit up the ExCeL arena on the eighth day of competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games. There were three weight categories on show during the afternoon session with the Light Flyweights (46-49kg), Light Welterweights (64kg) and Light Heavyweights (81kg) all taking to the ring. Credit: AIBA What a way to begin...
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