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Only bronze medal for French Alexis Vastine

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Latest update : 2008-08-24

Felix Diaz from the Dominican Republic beat French Alexis Vastine 12-10 in the men's light welterweight semi-final. Diaz will meet Thaï Manus Boonjumnong who defeated Rosniel Iglesias from Cuba 10-5 in the other semi-final.

 

 

Reformed playboy Manus Boonjumnong of Thailand will contest the Olympic light-welterweight final against wild Dominican Felix Diaz.

  

In a pair of contentious semi-finals on Friday, Manus beat Cuban Roniel Iglesias while Diaz beat France's Alexis Vastine.

  

The Thai star allegedly blew more than half a million dollars on women, drink and gambling following his gold medal at the Athens Olympics four years ago, but he claims to have mended his ways.

  

Still, Manus went through his whole repetoir of showboating in a 10-5 victory over Iglesias that should have been a lot closer than that.

  

Iglesias was penalised in the third round for a headbutt but in the fourth he was unlucky not to score more points while Manus didn't endear himself to spectators as he spent the round running away, trying to hold onto his lead.

  

At the end the Thai was jeered while the Cuban camp looked baffled at the score.

  

Vastine was robbed of his place in the final as he went down 12-10 due to a pair of two-point penalties.

  

Vastine, who stood a full seven inches over his opponent, was largely in control throughout but was harshly penalised for pushing his opponent down, not just once but twice.

  

Diaz was also fortunate to score on a number of wild haymakers that didn't look to have connected cleanly.

 

In men's middleweight semi-final , Emilio Correa (Cuba) beat Vijender Singh (India) 8-5 and James Degale (Britain) beat Darren Sutherland (Ireland) 10-3.

Date created : 2008-08-22

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