Rafael Lozano has qualified for the round of 16 and is two matches away from going to Paris

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Spanish boxer Rafael Lozano, who is less than 51 kilos, qualified for the round of 16 of the Pre-Olympic Tournament in Bangkok (Thailand) after defeating Mehron Shafiev, from Tajikistan, in a split decision by the judges by 3-2, it was announced the Royal Spanish Boxing Federation.

The Cordoban, who won the bronze medal at the last European Championship, based his success on the first round where he marked the distance and landed some important punches to add the necessary points that gave him the ticket to the round of 16.

Lozano is just two matches away from qualifying for the Paris Olympics and the first hurdle he must overcome is that of Ecuadorian Luis Delgado.

The Spanish boxer had a very good first round which was the key to the victory. Lozano faces Ecuadorian Luis Delgado in the round of 16 and is just two wins away from securing a ticket to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games you can watch on Eurosport and Max.

Lozano defeated the Filipino Rogen Ladon in his debut with a result of 4-1 in the score offered by the judges and it was in the last three scheduled rounds that he showed himself to be superior to his rival.

Spain already has Enmanuel Reyes Pla, Laura Fuertes and José Quiles qualified for the Paris Games, one less than the four in Tokyo 2020: Gabriel Escobar, Gazi Jalidov, Emmanuel Reyes Pla and José Quiles. EFE

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Source: La Verdad

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