Men’s Bantamweight (-56Kg)
Luke CAMPBELL +12 – 12 John NEVIN (4)
Anvar YUSUNOV (6) 13 – 18 Lazaro ALVAREZ
Luke Campbell will gun for a gold medal after defeating Irish John Nevin. The match actually ended 12-12 but judges gave the nod to the 2008 European Champion from England. Campbell’s finals opponent is against rising star Lazaro Alvarez of Cuba. Alvarez won , 18-13, against Anvar Yusunov of Tajikistan.
Men’s Light Welterweight (-64Kg)
Denys BERINCHYK 31 – 18 Thomas STALKER (5)
Everton dos SANTOS 16 – 7 Vincenzo MANGIACAPRE
Denys Berinchyk’s amazing run continues as he defeated the 5th ranked Thomas Stalker of England by a lopsided 31-18 score. He will face 2007 PanAm silver medallist Éverton dos Santos Lopes of Brazil, who easily won against Italian Vincenzo Mangiacapre.
Men’s Middleweight (-75Kg)
Ryota MURATA 24 – 11 Esquiva FALCAO
Ievgen KHYTROV RSCH r.2 (1:25) Bogdan JURATONI
Ryota Murata has once again showed his superb form this week as he disposed off Esquiva Falcao of Brazil. The Japanese middleweight will battle another surprising performer in Ievgen KHYTROV of Ukraine who knocked out Bogdan JURATONI of Romania in the other semifinal bout
Men’s Heavyweight (-91Kg)
Oleksandr USYK (8) 23 – 10 SiarheiKARNEYEU
Teymur MAMMADOV (3) RET. r.2 (3:00) XuanxuanWANG (10)
In the Heavyweight division, the seedings were right as 8th seed Oleksandr USYK (UKR) and 3rd seed Teymur Mammadov of host country Azerbaijan advanced to the gold match. Wang Xuanxuan and Siarhei Karneyeu will get bronze medals and an assured Olympic slot for their performance in the tournament.
- AIBA World Boxing Championships Baku 2011: Quarterfinals Initial Results; Barriga’s olympic dream alive (caloysports.wordpress.com)
- AIBA World Boxing Championships Baku 2011: Quarterfinal match-ups (caloysports.wordpress.com)
- AIBA World Boxing Championships Baku 2011 Light-flyweight: Zou and Shin win; Barriga gets free trip to London (caloysports.wordpress.com)
- AIBA World Boxing Championships Baku 2011: Semifinal match-ups and preview Part II (caloysports.wordpress.com)