Result: Karlha Magliocco defeats Erica Matos

Venezuela's Karlha Magliocco claims a narrow one-point victory over Brazil's Erica Matos.

Venezuela's Karlha Magliocco has progressed to the last eight of the women's flyweight tournament courtesy of a narrow one-point victory over Brazil's Erica Matos.

Magliocco started well and landed with a few strong right hands, although a lot of her shots just missed the target.

There was a furious exchange of punched midway through the second round but there was not a great deal of accuracy.

Matos had overturned a one-point deficit to take the lead by the third, however the referee gave her a public warning for persistent holding.

That turned the bout on its head and it was the Venezuelan who now had the advantage and led 9-8 as they entered the final two minutes.

The action became frenzied in bursts throughout the fourth round as both women landed good shots. The referee gave both fighters a public warning after throwing each other to the canvas.

A close contest ended with Magliocco claiming a 15-14 verdict.

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