USA’s Nico Hernandez out-boxes No. 2-seed Vasilii Egorov of Russia in Rio

Nico Hernandez/Photo courtesy of USA Boxing

 

Nico Hernandez of Team USA on Monday won his second bout in the Rio Games, and his latest was an upset of No. 2-seeded Vasilii Egorov of Russia in the light flyweight division.

Hernandez, of Wichita, Kan., won by unanimous decision. He will next box Wednesday in the quarterfinals against Ecuador’s Pilataxi Quipo. A victory in that one would guarantee Hernandez a medal.

Hernandez defeated Manuel Cappai of Italy in the first round Saturday.

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