Barriga outclasses Italian foe

Posted at Jul 31 2012 11:54 PM | Updated as of Aug 01 2012 09:27 AM

The Philippines' hopes of an Olympic gold are still alive with boxer Mark Anthony Barriga advancing to the Round of 16 in the light flyweight division.

Barriga hurdled his first assignment, Italian fighter Manuel Cappai, who failed to capitalize on his height and reach advantage against the smaller but faster Filipino.

He outclassed Cappai in all three rounds, winning with a score of 17-7. Barriga's next fight is this Saturday. - ANC, The World Tonight, July 31, 2012