FILIPINO boxer Charly Suarez bested his Mongolian opponent Otdondalai Otdondalai via split decision in the semifinals to enter in the championship round of the President’s Cup on Friday at the Baluan Sholak Palace of Culture and Sports in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Two judges scored 30-27 and 29-28 for Suarez while one scored 30-27 for his Mongolian foe.
“I just did what I had to do because I was preparing for the big fight on Sunday”, said Suarez. “But I don’t understand that score. Still, a win is a win.”
Suarez will face Berik Abdrakhmanov of Kazakhstan in the finals on Sunday.
In the other semifinals match, 2010 Asian Games gold medalist flyweight Rey Saludar of the Philippines meets Ilyas Suleimenov of Kazakhstan.