Dominican boxer Euri Cedeño beat Argentine Francisco Daniel Verón to reach the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics in search of a medal for the Do
Dominican boxer Euri Cedeño beat Argentine Francisco Daniel Verón to reach the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics in search of a medal for the Dominican Republic.
“There is no pressure, we are fully prepared and we are looking for the medal now,” said Cedeño after his victory against Argentine Verón.
Cedeño once again dominated in the middleweight category (69-75 kilos) in the round of 16 of the boxing tournament held at the Kukigikan Arena corresponding to the Tokyo Olympic Games.
The Dominican boxer stated that the fight against Verón was very strong and revealed that having studied the Argentine was key to implementing his strategy.
“He was not a bad fighter. The second round was very key and the strategy and the study of the boxer was what helped us the most, ”said Cedeño, who said he was grateful for the support that the Dominican Republic, Creso and the federation are giving him.
He indicated that he feels well prepared for his next engagement in the quarterfinals, where he will face Oleksandr Khyzhniak of Ukraine, who dispatched Japan’s Yuito Moriwaki 5-0.
“I feel well prepared for the next fight because that boxer today, the Argentine, served as preparation,” said Cedeño, who added: “When you have fighters like that, who attack a lot, that’s very good for the next fight because there are less fatigue ”.
In addition to Cedeño, the boxer María Moronta is also in the quarterfinals, who will fight Oshae Jones, of the United States, on Friday at 11:00 pm at the women’s welterweight (64-69 kilos).
Three of the five judges saw the Dominican winner with a score of 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27, while the other two benefited the Argentine fighter with scores of 29-28 and 29-28.
The Dominican won his first fight at 1 minute and 7 seconds of the first round last Monday by technical knockout against Venezuelan Eldric Sella Rodríguez, who competes for the Olympic Refugee Team.