The Dominican boxer defeated Canadian Myriam Da Silva to achieve the first triumph in women’s boxing in the history of the Caribbean country at the Games
Making history for the second time, Maria Moronta She easily dominated Canadian Myrian Da Silva and scored the Dominican Republic’s first victory at the Olympic Games in women’s boxing.
The judges awarded the match to the Dominican 30-27, 29-28 and triple 30-27, to stay with the match 5-0 in the round of 16.
María Moronta 🇩🇴 wins by unanimous decision 🙌🏻
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Moronta visiting in blue stood out with strong blows to the Canadian, including one on the chin in the final rounds that practically decided the match.
In the next round the Dominican boxer will face the American Oshae jones, third in the ranking of the player, who has just defeated the Mexican Brianda Cruz, in a fight scheduled for Friday, July 30 at 5:03 in the morning, time in the Dominican Republic.
Next to Miguelina Hernandez Garcia and Moronta, became the first Dominican boxers in history to qualify for the Olympic Games. Hernández was defeated last weekend in the first round by Mery Kom of India, and was out of the contest.