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Mark Anthony Barriga Gives Team Philippines Its First Win In London Olympics 2012

By on Jul 31, 2012 in Asia, Boxing, Sports, World Comments
Mark Anthony Barriga vs Manuel Cappai

Barriga tags Cappai with right hand
Image Credit: Reuters

Filipino boxer Mark Anthony Barriga won against Manuel Cappai of Italy on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, on his first fight in the London Olympics 2012.

According to reports, Barriga scored a 17-7 win against a much taller Cappai. In the opening round, Barriga unleashed a combination of punches forcing Cappai to a standing-eight count. The first round ended with Barriga leading at 5-2.

At the second round, Barriga widened his lead to 9-4 after he continued his barrage of punches. The third round was just the same, ending the fight with a 17-7 score.

Barriga‘s win is the first win of Team Philippines in the London Olympics. He is scheduled to face Birzhan Zhakypov of Kazakhstan in the Round of 16 this Saturday.

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