Cuba's 22-year-old AIBA World Championships silver medallist Yasnier Toledo defeated Mexico's Angel Jordan Gutierrez 13:7 with some great movement in the Lightweight semi-final. Toledo's next rival for the gold will be Brazil's Beijing Olympian Robson Conceicao who secured his ticket to London at the AIBA World Championships in Baku and mis in the best form of his career in Guadalajara.
Dominican Republic's new flag bearer, 18-year-old Dagoberto Aguero, who won the first qualification event to the Games, advanced to the final at the Panamerican Games. World Combat Games silver medallist Aguero triumphed over Brazil's Panamerican Champion veteran Juliao Henriques Neto 21:11 in the Flyweight class.
Aguero's final opponent will be Youth Olympic Games winner and AIBA Youth World Champion 18-year-old Robeisy Ramirez, the youngest boxer in the Cuban team. Ramirez had a clear victory over local favourite 25-year-old Braulio Avila.
Former AIBA Youth World Champion Oscar Molina secured a place in the final for the host nation. The 21-year-old Welterweight eliminated Canada's National Champion Mian Hussain 14:7. Cuba's Beijing Olympic Games silver medallist Carlos Banteur and Brazil's two-time Olympian Myke Carvalho, seeded second at the AIBA World Championships in Baku, hfoughtr in the second semi-final in Guadalajara. Their hectic battle finished 14:14 with Banteur awarded victory and advancing to the final.
Cuba's reigning AIBA World Champion Julio Cesar De La Cruz eliminated his main rival at the semi-final stage. The virtuoso Cuban boxer triumphed over Ecuador's Beijing Olympic Games quarter-finalist Carlos Gongora 19:9 due his excellent technique and quick footwork. He will now meet with Brazil's WSB star, Yamaguchi Florentino Falcao who defeated Mexico's National Olympic winner Armando Pina.
Ecuador's Youth Olympian and Panamerican Elite Champion 18-year-old Italo Perea is one of the big future stars of the Super Heavyweight class. The Ecuadorian teenager knocked out Puerto Rico's veteran Gerardo Bisbal in the second round of the contest and advanced to the final. Perea will have to fight for the gold against Mexico's multiple National Champion 21-year-old Juan Isidro Hiracheta. The local Super Heavyweight fighter defeated Colombia's Isaias Mena.
One of the best local female boxers, Erika Cruz followed her great victory over Brazil's Adriana Araujo to advance to the final of the Lightweight class after beating Canadian favourite Sandra Bizier 12:6. Puerto Rico's Kiria Tapia stopped Argentina's AIBA World Championships quarter-finalist Celeste Peralta in the second semi-final.
Dominican Republic's former Panamerican Champion Yenebier Guillen caused one of the biggest surprises in the Games' women boxing tournament. She eliminated the top favourite in the Middleweight class, Brazil's current AIBA World Champion Roselli Feitosa who was undefeated this year up until then. Canada's best women boxer, three-time AIBA World Champion Mary Spencer also secured her place in the final. She was too strong for Mexico's multiple-National Champion Alma Nora Ibarra.
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