Olympics: Men’s Welter (69kg) : Bouts 30 – 35

Athens2004 Official Website, Greece
Aug 15 2004

Men’s Welter (69kg) : Bouts 30 – 35

ATHENS, 15 August – Boxers in the hotly contested Welter Weight
(69kg) division have completed the afternoon session in the Olympic
tournament at the Peristeri Boxing Hall.

Armenian born Vanes MARTIROSYAN (USA) believes he can take the gold
medal, and he started his campaign strongly by beating the tough
Algerian Benamar MESKINE 45-20.

Two-time world champion, Lorenzo ARAGON ARMENTEROS (CUB), made his
return to Olympic boxing eight years after losing to Floyd MAYWEATHER
(USA) in the quarterfinals at Atlanta.

Against local hope, Theodoros KOSTAKOS (GRE), the lanky Cuban was
clinical and ruthless. The referee stopped the contest in round
three, by which time ARAGON ARMENTEROS had built a lead of 34-14.

He will have a tougher time against MARTIROSYAN in the next round.

In the third of the Welter Weight bouts in the afternoon session,
Ruslan KHAIROV (AZE) overpowered Adam TRUPISH (CAN), opening up a cut
on the bridge of the Canadian’s nose early in the third round with a
solid right cross.

The referee stopped the contest because of injury, on the advice of
the ring side doctor.

In the next bout Sadat TEBAZAALWA (UGA) was out boxed 29-17 by Silamu
HANATI (CHN) who progressed to the next round where he will clash

Ellis CHIBUYE (ZAM) was brave, but no match for Bulent ULUSOY (TUR)
who took the decision 45-32 in the second last bout of the session.

The final bout saw World Championship silver medallist Sherzod
HUSANOV (UZB) knock Jean Carlos PRADA (VEN) to the canvas twice in
round two before winning a 33-20 decision.

HUSANOV will met ULUSOY in the next round.