Live Commentary: Olympic boxing - day 12 as it happened

Live Commentary: Olympic boxing - day 12 as it happened
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Sports Mole's live text commentary of day 12 of the Olympic boxing.

Hello and welcome to Sports Mole's live text commentary of day 12 of the Olympic boxing.

The women's semi-finals take centre stage in the afternoon session, with Team GB's Nicola Adams fighting India's Mery Kom for a place in the gold-medal match of the flyweight division.

Ireland's Katie Taylor is chasing an Olympic gold medal to go with her four World Amateur Championship titles. She takes on Tajik opponent Mavzuna Chorieva in her lightweight semi-final.

Her compatriot Paddy Barnes continues his campaign in the light flyweight class in the evening session. India's Devendro Singh Laishram stands between him and a spot in the semi-final.

Team GB captain Tom Stalker will arguably get the loudest cheer in the ExCel Centre this evening when he goes up against Munkh-Erdene Uranchimeg of Mongolia for a guaranteed bronze medal.

Please note that the action gets underway at 1.30pm.

Full list of bouts:

Women's flyweight: (1.30pm)

Ren Cancan (China) vs Marlen Esparza (United States)
Mery Kom (India) vs Nicola Adams (Great Britain)

Women's lightweight: (2pm)

Katie Taylor (Ireland) vs Mavzuna Chorieva (Tajikistan)
Adriana Araujo (Brazil) vs Sofya Ochigava (Russia)

Women's middleweight: (2.30pm)

Marina Volnova (Kazakhstan) vs Claressa Shields (United States)
Li Jinzi (China) vs Nadezda Torlopova (Russia)

Men's light flyweight: (8.30pm)

Zou Shiming (China) vs Birzhan Zhakypov (Kazakhstan)
Paddy Barnes (Ireland) vs Devendro Singh Laishram (India)
David Ayrapetyan (Russia) vs Ferhat Pehlivan (Turkey)
Kaeo Pongprayoon (Thailand) vs Aleksander Aleksandrov (Bulgaria)

Men's light welterweight: (9.30pm)

Roniel Iglesias (Cuba) vs Uktamjon Rahmonov (Uzbekistan)
Daniyar Yeleussinov (Ukraine) vs Vincenzo Mangiacapre (Italy)
Tom Stalker (Great Britain) vs Munkh-Erdene Uranchimeg (Mongolia)
Jeff Horn (Australia) vs Denis Berinchyk (Ukraine)

Men's light heavyweight: (10.30pm)

Julio Cesar la Cruz (Cuba) vs Yamaguchi Falcao Florentino (Brazil)
Elshod Rasulov (Uzbekistan) vs Egor Mekhontcev (Russia)
Adilbek Niyazymbetov (Kazakhstan) vs Ehsan Rouzbahani (Iran)
Oleksandr Gvozdyk (Ukraine) vs Abdelhafid Benchabla (Algeria)


11.59pmJoin us again from 4pm tomorrow for the finale of the women's tournaments. Boxing gold is finally up for grabs! Goodnight!

11.58pmDay 12 comes to a close at the ExCel Centre. Nicola Adams is through, but Tom Stalker is out. The Team GB captain has appealed against the loss and will shall await the decision of the officials.

11.56pmGvozdyk wins 19-17 - but in slightly controversial circumstances. Benchabla was given a harsh warning as the clock hit zero, therefore giving Gvozdyk two points to his total.

11.40pmNext up: Oleksandr Gvozdyk (Ukraine) vs Abdelhafid Benchabla (Algeria)

11.39pmNiyazymbetov advances 13-10.

11.22pmMekhontcev produced a late surge to take a four-point victory and a spot in the semi-finals.

11.04pmUp next: Elshod Rasulov (Uzbekistan) vs Egor Mekhontcev (Russia)

11.03pmFalcao sees out an 18-15 victory! the favourite is out!

10.56pmFalcao gets his nose in front. 10-9 - final round!

10.51pmCautious start. Both fighters waiting for the opening. 4-4.

10.46pmUp next: Julio Cesar la Cruz (Cuba) vs Yamaguchi Falcao Florentino (Brazil)

10.45pmBerinchyk completes the semi-final lineup for the light welterweight division.

10.39pmBerinchyk extends his lead 12-7.

10.34pmThe Ukrainian has opened up a two-point lead over Horn after the first round.

10.30pmOn now: Jeff Horn (Australia) vs Denis Berinchyk (Ukraine)

DecisionURANCHIMEG WINS 23-22!

End of Round 3That's it! It is going to be close... decision time!

Round 3Uranchimeg has ran out of gas and is hanging on.

Round 3It's all Stalker now! He is landing with regularity!

Round 3Good jab from Stalker scores another point. Couple of fast shots also score well.

Round 3Stalker wobbles the Mongolian with a thunderous left hand!

Round 3Stalker launches a big attack, to which Uranchimeg replies in kind.

End of Round 2Uranchimeg takes a 14-13 lead. Stalker has it all to do.

Round 2A vicious exchange between the two. Uranchimeg perhaps landed the better shot, but Stalker was in first.

Round 2Stalker catches his opponent as he tries to move inside.

Round 2Decent right hook from Stalker has Uranchimeg dazed. Another couple of shots seems to have just turned the tide slightly.

Round 2Uranchimeg lands to the body again. Stalker has his hands full.

End of Round 1It is level at 6-6.

Round 1Couple of decent shots from Stalker, but Uranchimeg is still on top.

Round 1The Mongolian is overwhelming Stalker with relentless pressure.

Round 1Uranchimeg takes a tumble...

Round 1Uranchimeg goes straight to work on the body of Stalker.

10.12pmNext up: Tom Stalker (Great Britain) vs Munkh-Erdene Uranchimeg (Mongolia)

10.10pmMangiacapre wins 16-12.

10.05pmMangiacapre has doubled his advantage.

10.00pmIt's 5-4 to the Italian after the first round.

9.56pmUp next: Daniyar Yeleussinov (Ukraine) vs Vincenzo Mangiacapre (Italy)

9.54pmIglesias wins 21-15.

9.49pmIglesias has had a storming round and now leads by six!

9.43pmRahmonov leads 6-4 after the first round.

9.37pmUp next: Roniel Iglesias (Cuba) vs Uktamjon Rahmonov (Uzbekistan)

9.36pmPongprayoon lands a 16-10 victory. He is now in the semis.

9.31pmIt is Pongprayoon who gets his nose in front after the second round. 9-7 to the Thai. Final round.

9.26pm3-3 after the first. Differing styles, though...

9.20pmNext up: Kaeo Pongprayoon (Thailand) vs Aleksander Aleksandrov (Bulgaria)

9.19pmThe Russian takes a 19-11 verdict. He was very, very good...

9.13pmAyrapetyan has continued his good work and now leads 11-7.

9.09pmThe Russian has started like a firecracker and is 6-3 in front.

9.04pmUp next: David Ayrapetyan (Russia) vs Ferhat Pehlivan (Turkey)

9.03pmThe Irishman wins 23-18 and has repeated his showing from Beijing four years ago. Although he could go one better...

8.57pmBarnes extends his lead to 17-10.

8.52pmBarnes takes a 7-5 lead after the first.

8.46pmNext up: Paddy Barnes (Ireland) vs Devendro Singh Laishram (India)

8.45pmThe Chinese fighter prevails 13-10 to guarantee himself an Olympic medal.

8.39pmZou now leads 8-6.

8.35pmIt's 3-3 after the first round.

8.26pmFirst up tonight: Zou Shiming (China) vs Birzhan Zhakypov (Kazakhstan)

8.25pmWelcome back!

3.22pmBye for now!

3.20pmJoin us here at Sports Mole from 8.30pm tonight for the evening session. Tom Stalker is in action in the light welterweight division. Ireland's Paddy Barnes is also fighting in the light flyweight tournament.

3.17pmBoth fighters now have a fantastic shot at a gold medal. Taylor looks nailed on for victory, while Adams's task is a relatively harder one.

3.16pmThat brings the afternoon session of day 12 to a close. Team GB's Nicola Adams will fight for gold in the flyweight division, as will Ireland's Katie Taylor in the lightweight.

3.14pmTorlopova has prevailed 12-10 to book a date with America's Claressa Shields in the final of the women's middleweight tournament.

3.08pmThe Russian now leads 10-8. Final round.

3.05pmTorlopova drags herself back into it. The scores are now level at the halfway stage.

3.01pmThe Chinese fighter leads 4-3 after the first round.

2.59pmLi has been another impressive fighter in this competition so far.

2.57pmNext up: Li Jinzi (China) vs Nadezda Torlopova (Russia)

2.55pmShields wins 29-15. Impressive from the American.

2.52pmShields leads 20-11. She has too much brute force for Volnova.

2.48pmThe action calmed down a bit in that round but it is still Shields who leads - 12-8.

2.45pmThat was a bruising first round! Fast, bursts of action. It is the American who leads 7-5.

2.41pmNext up: Marina Volnova (Kazakhstan) vs Claressa Shields (United States)

2.41pmThe Russian will now face Katie Taylor in the final.

2.40pmOchigava wins 17-11. She won the final round as Araujo came forward in desperation, but I don't know what else to say...

2.34pmOchigava now leads by four points... this is becoming ridiculous. Araujo is dominating this contest!

2.30pmOchigava leads 8-6... that's a bit strange. The Brazilian got the better of that round.

2.26pmThe fight is tied at 3-3. There isn't much between these two. It seems, even at this early stage, that it could be very close at the end.

2.18pmNext up: Adriana Araujo (Brazil) vs Sofya Ochigava (Russia)

2.17pmThe ExCel is going nuts for Katie Taylor!

DecisionTAYLOR WINS 17-9

End of Round 4That's it! Taylor will fight for a gold medal!

Round 4Chorieva throws a combination, but nothing gets through Taylor's defence.

Round 4Taylor bounces on her toes and looks coiled like a cobra. She could spring her attacks at any moment and looks very impressive. Although she has been tagged a few times...

End of Round 3Taylor nows leads 13-6 and has this fight all but sewn up.

Round 3Chorieva lands one as Taylor comes in to attack. A little reminder for her to stay on her toes.

Round 3Taylor finishes a great combination with a superb left hook.

Round 3Chorieva is being warned for 'gamesmanship'. She was beckoning Taylor to attack... God knows why. The Irishwoman looks strong.

Round 3Taylor lands with a nice combination.

End of Round 2Taylor extends her lead to 7-3. She stepped it up slightly in that round.

Round 2Taylor comes forward and gets through with one or two. She comes forward again and lands a few more, but gets clipped herself.

Round 2Taylor is showing signs that she is starting to get on top now. Taylor's footwork is sharp but Chorieva looks quite dangerous.

End of Round 1Taylor has taken a 3-1 lead. Not much happening in the first round though...

Round 1Taylor is bouncing up and down while Chorieva skips around the ring. Finally they engage...

Round 1Neither fighter willing to commit themselves early.

2.02pmUp next: Katie Taylor (Ireland) vs Mavzuna Chorieva (Tajikistan)

DecisionADAMS WINS 11-6

End of Round 4Comfortbale final round from Adams who was in cruise control.

Round 4Adams is still not letting Kom into this and has wrapped up victory.

End of Round 3Adams leads 8-4 and is in complete control of this bout.

Round 3Kom is being punished for every attack that falls short... which is pretty much all of her attacks. She has Kom's card well and truly marked.

Round 3Adams is back on the offensive again.

End of Round 2Adams is boxing beautifully and she has stretched that lead to 5-2.

Round 2Kom steps in but does not throw, which enticing Adams forward. She connects with a decent straight left.

Round 2Kom cannot land a clean shot. Adams looks too fast.

End of Round 1Adams takes a 3-1 lead. A fair reflction.

Round 1Kom is finding Adams to be a hard target.

Round 1Kom goes at Adams, who ties her up on the inside. Adams gets a couple of decent uppercuts away.

1.46pmThis promises to be a great encounter.

1.44pmNext up: Mery Kom (India) vs Nicola Adams (Great Britain)

1.43pmRen wins through 1-8 and will fight for a gold medal.

1.39pmEsparza cuts the deficit to two points. Final round.

1.36pmRen extends her advantage to 7-4.

1.32pmIt has been a rather cagey start to this contest, but Ren leads 3-2.

1.24pmFirst up today: Ren Cancan (China) vs Marlen Esparza (United States)

1.20pmWelcome to day 12 at the ExCel Centre!


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