Charly Suarez kept the Philippine flag afloat in the Asian Olympic Qualifying event in Kazakhstan late Monday night with a smashing 14-5 victory over Abdalai Anarbai Uulu of Tajikistan in their 60 kg quarterfinals battle.
Suarez, the last man standing for the country in the eight-day slugfest, immediately showed who is the boss by taking a 4-1 lead in the first round before his foe staged a mini comeback in the second that saw the score at 10-4 still in Suarez’s favor.
But in the third round, Suarez poured almost everything and settled the issue.
Next up for Suarez is Japanese champion Daisuke Narimatsu, who edged Myrat Pazzyyev of Turkmenistan.
Suarez, however, needs to top his event to make it to London since only one allocation is available in this weight category.
Getting the pink slip early in the event are Rey Saludar, Dennis Galvan, Wilfredo Lopez and Joegin Ladon.
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