LONDON : Kaew Pongprayoon, the last Thai boxer with a gold medal chance, easily defeated rugged Ecuadoran Carlos Quipo early Sunday to advance to the light flyweight quarter-finals.
Kaew Pongprayoon tries to jam a left hand through the guard of Carlos Quipo of Ecuador on his way to a surprisingly easy win and a spot in the quarter-finals on Thursday. (Reuters photo)
Kaew won all three rounds: 2-1, 3-2 and 5-3.
A loud crowd of Thai supporters were at the arena to cheer him on, chanting "Kaew, Kaew, Kaew" in the moments before the official decision was announced.
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