Mark Barriga win big, fuels Philippines hope for an Olympic Medal

Philippines’ hope for an Olympic medal is still alive as Mark Anthony Barriga won over his Italian opponent Manuel Cappai in the 1st round of boxing in the London Olympics 2012.

The 19 year old Barriga, who is the lone boxer in the Philippine contingent for this year’s Olympic games, defeated Cappai with the score of 17-7 in the light flyweight event. With this win he secured a slot in the next round of boxing with is the Round of 16.

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