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News number: 9104252819

10:30 | 2012-08-05

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Iranian Boxer in Olympics Reserves Place in Next Round

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian boxer Ehsan Rouzbahani advanced to the next round of the 81 kg category in the London 2012 Olympic Games.



Rouzbahani defeated Bahram Muzaffer of Turkey in a round of 16 match of the light heavyweight class of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The 24-year-old Iranian won the match 18-12 at the Excel Arena in London on Saturday to advance to the next round of the 81-kilogram category of the tournament.

The Iranian edged past the first round 5-4 and the Turkish boxer clinched the second round with a similar result.

In the final round, Rouzbahani gained the upper hand and upped his work rate and Muzaffer could not cope with the sudden injection of pace.

Rouzbahani defeated his Colombian rival Jeysson Monroy Varela in his previous match.

Earlier in the day, Kazakhstan's Daniyar Yeleussinov beat Iranian light welterweight Mehdi Tolouti to secure a quarterfinal berth.