Cameroonian Boxer secures historic Rio 2016 place at Olympic boxing qualifier

Cameroon’s Hassan N’Dam

Cameroon’s Hassan N’Dam has secured places at Rio 2016 with semi-final victories at the World Series of Boxing (WSB)/AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) Olympic Qualification Tournament in Vargas.

He became one of the professionals to book a place at the Olympic Games following a controversial ruling passed at the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Extraordinary Congress on June 1.

A total of 16 boxers sealed their Rio 2016 berth during a packed-day of semi-finals, with a further 10 due to be decided tomorrow.

N’Dam, a former World Boxing Organisation interim middleweight champion, clinched his Olympic spot by beating Ukraine’s Denys Solonenko with a unanimous win.

The Cameroonian also has previous Olympic experience, reaching the last eight at Athens 2004.

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