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Tokyo Olympics: Algerian boxer Nemouchi beats Uganda’s Kavuma to book round 16 slot

Algerian boxer Younes Nemouchi defeated his Ugandan opponent David Ssemujju Kavuma in the Middleweight division at Kokugikan Arena Monday at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

Nemouchi won the round of 32 bout via a unanimous 5-0 points decision to book a place in the last 16.

The judges’ scorecards read 30-27, 30-27, 30-26, 30-27, and 30-27.

Despite a spirited performance, Ssemujju’s dream for an Olympic medal comes to an end.

This was the third meeting between the two African top fighters with the Algerian recording his second straight win over the Ugandan.

Ssemujju’s win against Nemouchi was at the 2019 All Africa games in Morocco.

Nemouchi will face Marcial Eumir of the Philippines in the round of 16.