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Rio Olympics 2016, Boxing India: Shiva Thapa vs Robeisy Ramirez Men's 56kg live updates online

3 Rounds of 3 minutes each, with 1 minute breaks in between. 10-point-must scoring system in effect
Updated: 11 August 2016 20:19 IST - Published: 11 August 2016 19:51 IST
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Thank you for joining us today, and we hope to see you again this weekend. Have a great day. SK out \m/

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Manoj Kumar fights Faizliddin Gaibnazarov on Sunday at 9.45pm. We'll be back to cover that as well.

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Join us next on Saturday 3.30pm,  when Vikas Krishan takes on Onder Sipal in the men's 75kg weight category in the round of 16

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Sometimes you have to put your hands up and say the better man won, which was exactly the case here. But nonetheless, we're proud of Shiva Thapa for representing the country. Time is still very much on his side, and he can still win big for the country.

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Congratulations to Shiva Thapa for stepping up for India, but Ramirez takes a comfortable unanimous decision victory. The judges score it 30-25,30-27,30-27 to the Cuban.

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The round closes out with Thapa swinging wildly, but that is another round to Ramirez. 

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Thapa is kept on the outside by Ramirez's jab, and if he tries to close distance, he gets punished

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It takes a great fighter to make a good one look average, and that's exactly what Ramirez seems to be here.

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Thapa lands a good straight left but Ramirez returns with a combination that earns Thapa a standing 8 count

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As the commentator succinctly puts it, 'Thapa needs a Hollywood punch' to make anything of this fight

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Ramirez edges the second round as well, as Thapa is struggling to land punches that cause damage in the 3rd round, with a minute gone

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Ramirez goes to the body and looks composed in maintaining his jab 

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Thapa has to go for it in this round

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Thapa is cut above the left eye, from constant punches. Looks like another round in the books for the Cuban as the clock ticks over. What a display of footwork and mastery over range by Ramirez

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Bad news for Thapa! He has a cut over his eye and the referee wants him looked at

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Ramirez with a nice combination of a left hook followed by a jab and then to the body. Thapa looks to be circling out to fight from distance, but the Cuban looks in control with his masterful control of range

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Good left and right combination from Thapa as he looks to attack more now, with half of round 2 gone

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Thapa looks to return fire and his lead right has been having a little success

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30 seconds gone, Ramirez runs in with a stream of hooks and jabs, connecting on a couple

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Ramirez is on the offensive here! Beautiful posturing by the Cuban as he moves in and out so quickly and lands to the body and the head. 

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Thapa needs to connect more regularly, and remain more stable, his guard hasn't been the best so far

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Round 2 is on the way!

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Thapa needs a good round here. He needs to win this. 

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Round over, looks like Ramirez edged it though

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The bout so far has seen Ramirez attack more, Thapa moving around, but not getting enough punches in

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Thapa is fighting from the outside here, but Ramirez seems in control as he looks to land his jab whenever the Indian looks to close the distance

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Ramirez is landing his jab, while Thapa is circling around trying to find an opening

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A nice left hook lands for Ramirez, while Thapa looks to close the distance and land a short right hook of his own

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Shiva thapa is trying to switch stances to confuse his opponent. Both fighters are throwing with abandon to start!

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And we're on the way!

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The bout is about to get underway. Thapa is in the red corner, while Ramirez is in blue

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But without getting too much ahead of ourselves, let's hope he does the job against Ramirez again. Ramirez is boxer who is efficient with his energy, a southpaw and looks to fight. Should be a good fight, this.

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Will Shiva Thapa manage to get one over Ramirez? If he does, it pretty obvious that he can follow in Vijender Singh's footsteps as India's next big professional boxing sensation

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Much of the nation's hope rests on his shoulders, but he's against a formidable foe who he has already lost to before. Ramirez is also a highly touted prospect for Cuba to get into professional boxing soon

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After both Vikas Krishan and Manoj Kumar went past the round of 32 with thoroughly professional performances, it's Shiva Thapa's turn to keep the Indian flag flying in boxing

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Hi everybody, welcome to our boxing coverage for Shiva Thapa's bout against the Cuban, Ramirez