The Colombian Yuberjen Martínez falls for a medal against the Japanese Tanaka


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The Colombian Yuberjen Martínez falls for a medal against the Japanese Tanaka

The Colombian Yuberjen Martínez, Olympic runner-up, fell 4-1 on Tuesday in a controversial result against the Japanese Ryomei Tanaka and was on the verge of the flyweight medals in boxing at the Tokyo Olympics.

Martinez won the first round in which he took advantage of the exchanges in the middle and close range and drew blood from Tanaka’s right eyelid, which gave him the favor of four of the five judges.

Tanaka came out more aggressive in the second segment; He took the initiative, hit the Colombian’s face with his left-handed rectum and defended himself well from the response blows to take the round and begin to mark the fate of the duel.

After six minutes, four ballots marked ties 19-19 and one 20-18 in favor of the Colombian.

In the third round, due to the arduousness of the fight, Both boxers were tired. However, physically the Colombian who defended himself against the 1-2 of the Japanese and his left-handed straight was noticeable.

The Asian, according to the judges, closed the round better in an even fight as the votes showed, all 29-28, four for Tanaka, one for Martinez.

The triumph for Tanaka, however, He surprised even himself, while the Colombian smiled and knelt in the ring upon hearing the result.


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