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Cuban and Thai boxers to fight for flyweight gold medal
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Cuba's Andris Laffita Hernandez and Thailand's Somjit Jongjohor will meet in the gold medal match of the Olympic Boxing competition's flyweight class after both boxers won their semifinal bouts. The gold medal match will be held tomorrow at 7 p.m. local time (UTC/GMT +8).

Cuba's Andris Laffita Hernandez defeated Georgy Balakshin of Russia 9-8 in the semifinal of the Olympic Boxing competition's flyweight class. Hernandez won the bout with a left-hand punch in the dying stages of the fourth round.

In the other semifinal, Jongjohor had an easy victory over Vincenzo Picardi, defeating the Italian boxer 7-1.

(Beijing2008.cn August 22, 2008 )

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