Featherweight results day 7
An impressive display of combination punching by Cuban lightweight Franco Vazquez proved the difference against Brazilian Carlos Velazquez at the Peristeri Hall in Athens earlier today.
Vazquez prevailed 30-15 and now faces German Vitali Tajbert in the last eight.
Tajbert, the European champion, repeated a win over Frenchman Khedafi Djelkhir The Frenchman went on the attack in the opening session in a bid to stamp his authority but Tajbert countered well and eventually finished a clear winner by 40-26.
In other bouts Song Guk Kim from Korea booked his place in the quarterfinals with a 25-14 win over Georgia's Konstantine Kupatadze while Nigerian Muideen Ganiyu out-pointed Khumiso Ikgopoleng by 25-16.
Other featherweight results
Viorel Simion ROM w pts 38-13 Mikail Bianadski BLR
Hwan Jo Seok KOR w pts 28-16 Benoit Gaudet CAN
Galib Jafarov KAZ w pts 40-22 Bekzod Khidirov UZB
Alexi Tichtchenko RUS rsf 3 Shahin Imranov AZE
(Imranov stopped on cut after being 10 points in front)
Andrew Kooner CAN w pts 37-20 Alexander Espinoza VEN
Bahirdirdjon Sultanov UZB w rsf 2 Bahirdirdjon Sultanov POL
Gennady Kovalev RUS w pts Malik Bouziane ALG 23:20
Guillermo Rigondeaux w rsf 2 Mehar Ullah PAK
Worapoj Petchkoom THA w pts 33-18 Khavazhi
Nestor Bolum NGR w rsf 3 Diwaker Prasad IND
Maksym Tretyak UKR w pts 27-24 Zsolt Bedak HUN
Aghasi Mammadov AZE w pts 35 16 Detelin Dalakliev BUL
August 20, 2004.