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.
What a way to begin proceedings, with the reigning Olympic Light Flyweight (46-49kg) Champion Shiming Zou up against the Cuban sensation Yosbany Veitia Soto. The Chinese 31-year-old orthodox fighter made his experience count in the first round with some clever counter-punches, drawing in the young Veitia Soto before throwing some stiff jabs and some good one-twos to edge it. It was more of the same in the second as Zou stuck to his clever game plan to once again out point the 20-year-old. The three-time AIBA World Champion from China impressed as he won the contest 14:11.
Diminutive Filipino Mark Barriga, who was so exciting...