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David Gauthier moves closer to securing Olympic boxing spot

Canadian boxer David Gauthier moved one step closer to advancing to the Rio Olympics Wednesday in Buenos Aires. Gauthier defeated Jaime Munoz of Panama 2-1 in the 60-kilogram division and advanced to the semifinals of the 2016 American qualification event.

Top-3 fighters in each category book ticket to Rio

David Gauthier, right, seen here at a prior competition, moved on to the semifinals of the Olympic qualifying tournament Wednesday in Argentina. (Ryan Remoirz/Canadian Press)

Canadian boxer David Gauthier moved one step closer to advancing to the Rio Olympics Wednesday in Buenos Aires.

The Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., resident defeated Jaime Munoz of Panama 2-1 in the 60-kilogram division and advanced to the semifinals of the 2016 American qualification event.

Only the top 3 boxers of each category will earn a spot for Rio, a berth Gauthier would secure with a victory in his next match scheduled for Thursday. 

However, things didn't go so well for compatriot Petru Bolun in his quarter-final bout.

The Calgary boxer lost 3-0 to Mina Caicedo of Ecuador. 

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