Keep your guard up! American Antonio Vargas will challenge local boxer, Brazilian Juliao Henriques Neto on Aug. 13th at 10:30am EST in the opening round of the Olympic boxing tournament in Rio. Be sure to catch this bout and every fight on Day 8 of the Olympics online here.
Antonio Vargas, 19, is the scrappy young fighter out of Florida who will be make his Olympic debut when he takes on Juliao Henriques Neto in the 52 kilogram fly weight division of boxing. These guys are fast and small and should put on a great show for the international audience of fight fans. This is only one of many fights scheduled for Day 8 of the Olympics which also includes a pair of heavy weight semifinal bouts and several super heavy weight fights. WATCH OLYMPIC BOXING LIVE STREAM FROM RIO HERE.
Hardcore fight fans may be eager to keep an eye on the super heavy weight bout between Tony Yoka of France and Clayton Laurent Jr. of US Virgin Islands. These brawlers will square up when the opening bell for round 1 rings at 12pm EST. There a several other fights in this class with boxers from Great Britain, Jordan, Romania, Cuba, Italy and Turkey all representing their homelands in their quest for gold.
There are also bouts in almost every other weight division on this big day of boxing. The men’s welter weight class will feature quarter final rounds with boxers from Ireland, Morocco, Cuba and more. There will also be several more fights in the fly weight division on this day 8 which features boxers from all over the world. The Olympics are heating up so be sure to be part of this amazing day of competition.
HollywoodLifers, how excited are you for this epic day of boxing? Which class will you be watching? Who do you think are the best boxers in the Olympics games? Let us know what you think of the line-up for Day 8 of boxing action!