Olympics boxing: Manoj Kumar to meet GB's Thomas Stalker

Manoj Kumar

Great Britain boxing captain Thomas Stalker will face Manoj Kumar in the last 16 of the light-welterweight competition on Saturday.

The Indian boxer overcame Turkmenistan's Serdar Hudayberdiyev 13-7 to set up a meeting with the Briton, who received a bye.

In the light-flyweight division, Ireland's Paddy Barnes will face Cameroon's Thomas Essomba.

The Cameroon fighter beat Morocco's Abdelali Daraa 13-10 on Tuesday.

Elsewhere in the 49kg division, Cuba's Yosbany Veitia Soto scored the biggest win in the competition so far as he outclassed Australia's Billy Ward 26-4 and he now meets reigning Olympic and world champion Zou Shiming in the next round.

Puerto Rico's Jantony Ortiz Marcano overcame Ghana's Tetteh Sulemanu 20-6 to progress along with Filipino Mark Barriga, who had a 17-7 win over Italy's Manuel Cappai.

In the light-welterweight division, Jamel Herring became the second American to exit the tournament after a 19-9 defeat by Kazakhstan's Daniyar Yeleussinov.

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