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Pair of Chinese fighters move into boxing semifinals

Updated: August 19, 2008, 3:45 PM ET
Reuters

BEIJING -- Light-flyweight Zou Shiming and light-heavyweight Zhang Xiaoping won semifinal places on a wild night Tuesday to give China a guarantee three Olympic boxing medals.

Zou, who won bronze in Athens, and Zhang are both guaranteed at least a bronze with their wins Tuesday.

The 10,000 fans in the Workers' Gymnasium cheered on their men with deafening roars and were thrilled to see Zou and Zhang outpoint Birzhan Zhakypov and Abdelhafid Benchabla, respectively.

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