Khizhnyak in a difficult battle snatched a ticket to the final of the 2020 Olympics in boxing
Alexander Khizhnyak reached the final of the 2020 Olympics and will fight for & # 171; gold & # 187 ;.
Oleksandr Khizhnyak on August 5 held a semifinal battle against the representative of the Philippines Eumer Martial. The Ukrainian boxer reached the final of the 2020 Olympics, Chronicle.info reports with reference to Channel 24.
The Ukrainian boxer guaranteed himself a medal at the 2020 Olympics before the fight. Alexander Khizhnyak was the only one among our boxers to continue his way on Japanese soil.
Both boxers began the fight with hard punches. The Ukrainian spent more time in attacks. The Filipino's blows were no less powerful and dangerous. The Ukrainian's rival is the silver medalist of the 2019 World Championship.
After the first round, the Filipino had blood on his face. After the starting three minutes, the judges did not give a significant advantage to one of the boxers. Eumer began to hit Khizhnyak's head more, the Ukrainian needed to defend himself more reliably. Oleksandr several times accurately punched the opponent's head with his left side kick.
But after the second round, blood appeared on the face of the Ukrainian boxer. A very difficult semifinal fight for both athletes.
Martial was already completely exhausted, so the Ukrainian had to go on the attack in order to reach the final of the Olympic Games. Alexander Khizhnyak reached the finals of the 2020 Olympics and will fight for & # 171; gold & # 187 ;.
- Judges' notes – 29:28, 30:27, 28:29, 29:28, 28:29.