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María Moronta triumphs and advances in the boxing tournament

María Moronta achieved for the Dominican Republic the first victory of a boxer in the history of the Olympic Games. The boxer won the victory o

María Moronta achieved for the the first victory of a boxer in the history of the Olympic Games.

The boxer won the victory over Canadian Myriam Da Silva and advanced to the quarterfinals of the welterweight (64-69 kilos) of the tournament of the discipline of the multisport contest that takes place in Tokyo, Japan.

Moronta, defending the blue corner, was ahead of the five judges’ scorecards in their preliminary round bout. The votes were 30-27, 29-28, 30-27, 30-27 and 30-27.

The Dominican, in her Olympic debut, had good technique, courage and courage from the beginning of the fight and managed to land good blows to the head of her rival who was about to fall on a couple of occasions.

Her rival in the next round, scheduled for Friday, will be American Oshae Jones, third seed of the tournament, who beat Mexican Brianda Cruz 3-2.