Ethiopian Ecepeth Endekaichen rallied in the fourth and final session of his light-flyweight bout to clinch a place in the final 16 by virtue of a 26-21 points win over Japan's Toshiyuki Igarashi JPN
Igarashi lead 18-13 going into the last session but the Ethiopian, who celebrated his 24th birthday yesterday, mounted an incredible series of attacks and workrate to score 13 points in the final two minutes to the amazement of the Japanese. Igarashi fought completely the wrong fight and only has himself to blame.
Zou Shimming from China scored a rather wide 22-9 over 17 year-old American Rau Shee Warren. The American was aggressive and tried to make Shimming fight it out the Chinese fighter was more content to keep the fight at long range and generally picked his punches with greater care and precision.
Other light-flyweight results
Sergey Kazakov RUS w pts 20:8 Patricio Calero ECU
Carlos Jose Tamara COL w pts 48:25 Redouane Bouchtouk MAR
Alfonso Pinto ITA w rsf 3 Effiong Asuquo NGR
Atagun Yalchinkaya w pts 22:7 Jolly Katongole UGA
Jeyhun Abiyev AZE w pts 23 8 Pal Bedak HUN
Evening session results
Najah Salah Ali IRQ w pts 21-7 Hyok Ju Kwak PRK
Alexan Nalbandian ARM w pts 27-20 Redouane Asloum FRA
Hong Moo-Won KOR w rsf 3 Lalaina Herinjaka MAD
Harry Tanamor PHI w pts 17-12 Sherali Dostiev TJK
Yan Bartelemy CUB w rsf 3 Miguel Miranda VEN
Suban Pannon THA w pts 26-14 Salim Salimov BUL
August 18, 2004.