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Carlo Paalam outclasses foe, says hello to Olympic quarterfinals

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Carlo Paalam outclasses foe, says hello to Olympic quarterfinals
Ireland's Brendan Irvine (red) and Philippines' Carlo Paalam fight during their men's fly (48-52kg) preliminaries boxing match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo on July 26, 2021.
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MANILA, Philippines — Boxer Carlo Paalam is through to the quarterfinals of the men's flyweight division in Tokyo, moving one win away from a gauranteed bronze medal in the Olympics.

Paalam used his speed and counterpunching ability to dominate Algeria's Mohamed Flissi in the Round of 16 at the Kokugikan Arena on Saturday.

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The Filipino won via unanimous decision, getting the nod of all five judges throughout the three rounds.

He took the convincing win, 30-27, in all judges' scorecards.

Paalam will take on Uzbekistan's Shakhobidin Zoirov in the quarterfinals on Tuesday, August 3.

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