Boxing: Egypt’s Abdel-Aal qualifies, defeating Kenyan Njangiru

Ahram Online, Monday 30 Jul 2012

After a tight match, Hesham Abdel-Aal qualifies for round of 16, where he will box Jasurbek Latipov of Uzbekistan

Hesham Abdelaal
Egypt's Hesham Abdelaal (R) reacts after defeating Benson Njangiru of Kenya in the men's Fly (52kg) Round of 32 boxing match at ExCeL venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games (Photo: AP)

Egyptian boxer, Hesham Abdel-Aal, squeezes past into round 16 of the men’s Fly championship (52kg) after defeating Benson Njangiru of Kenya 19-16 on Monday.

The second round was decisive in the tight neck-and-neck competition; the boxers drew on the first round, (6-6), Abdelaal gained an advantage over Njangiru in the second round (8-5) and they drew again in the last round (5-5). 

Abdel-Aal will fight Jasurbek Latipov of Uzbekistan on Friday.

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