Mexican boxer Rogelio Romero defeated Croatian Luka Plantic in Tokyo 2020 debut


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Mexican boxer Rogelio Romero defeated Croatian Luka Plantic in Tokyo 2020 debut

The Mexican boxer of the light heavyweight category, Rogelio Romero, was one win away from securing the bronze; Arlen López, champion in Rio 2016, his next rival

The Chihuahuan fighter Rogelio romero achieved victory in his debut in the Tokyo Olympics and was placed to a victory of the medal table in the 81 kilogram division, after accounting for the Croatian Luka plantic in a war without giving or asking for a quarter from which he was better fought by taking four of the five judges’ cards.

Rosemary, who is completing his second Olympic cycle after staying very close to going to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, had to go from less to more in the battle, since the Croatian Plantic He hurt him a couple of times in the first episode, but he managed to recover and after the Mexican did the same in the second, in the third he put more heart to come out with the victory.

Four judges saw the Chihuahuan win by 29-28 cards, while one more gave the Croatian the winner for the same score. With this result, Rogelio achieved the first victory for Mexican boxing in the fair and remains the only one with medal aspirations after the falls in the women’s boxing of Esmeralda Falcon Y Brianda Tamara Cruz in 60 and 69 kilograms, respectively.

The next difficult appointment in the ring will be for Rosemary next July 30 and must win the Cuban Arlen lopez, one of the favorites to win the gold medal. Lopez gave account in his debut in this joust of the fighter of Algeria, Mohammed houmri. The winner of the contest between Rosemary Y Lopez will have secured at least bronze and will be left with aspirations to a better metal during the boxing tournament in Tokyo.

The victory of Rosemary It is the first triumph for the Mexican delegation in a combat sport during the Tokyo 2020 Games; previously, Mexican athletes added defeats in women’s boxing, judo, and taekwondo.


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