MANILA, Philippines — Lightweight Charly Suarez still has a chance at the Olympics.
And he is the only Filipino boxer left standing.
Suarez is a step closer to the London Olympic Games this summer after outclassing Kyrzgystan’s Olympic hopeful Abdlay Uulu Anarbay 14-5 at the Asian Olympic Qualifying event in Kazakhstan Monday, April 9.
The only Pinoy fighter still in the running defeated Anarbay 4-1 in the first round, scored a 10-4 after his continued domination over his opponent in the second round, and sealed the deal in the final round.
Suarez will now move on the semi-finals to face Japan’s Daisuke Narimatsu. He must beat Narimatsu and come out on top in the finals to qualify for the world’s most prestigious games, which only has one spot available for his weight division.
The Davao native started boxing when he was only 15 years old, and took home the gold medal from the 2010 South East Asian Games.
This is his second attempt at making the Olympics after he failed to qualify for the 2008 games. – Rappler.com