At occasions on Thursday, Algerian tremendous heavyweight Chouaib Bouloudinats regarded like Rocky Balboa, absorbing punishment, hitting the canvas within the first spherical and taking deep breaths in his nook.
The variations — Bouloudinats was the one preventing towards the American, and he by no means got here near turning the combat round.
As an alternative, U.S. boxer Richard Torrez Jr. stored urgent the assault, touchdown punches from all angles. Whereas the Algerian boxer landed the occasional blow of his personal, Torrez left little doubt of his supremacy within the ring, taking a unanimous determination through which he gained each spherical. Two judges scored the primary and third rounds 10-8.
Torrez took to the cage simply after a disappointing loss for a U.S. teammate, Troy Isley, who put up a sport combat towards world champion Gleb Bakshi of the ROC however misplaced a cut up 3-2 determination. A distraught Isley might solely handle probably the most perfunctory of congratulations after the bout.
U.S. girls’s flyweight Ginny Fuchs will in motion at 6:39 a.m. ET.