Canadian welterweight Myriam Da Silva has some added motivation in her preliminary bout against Maria Moronta Hernandez of the Dominican Republic.
Da Silva (30-15-0, 1 KO), 37, a teacher and 8-time national champion, won a silver medal at the 2019 Pan Am Games in Peru.
Meanwhile, Moronta (8-6-0, 0 KOs), 25, will have a youth advantage going into the contest but will be giving up some experience to Da Silva, at least on paper. Ranked in the top 5 according to the AIBA rankings, she won a bronze medal at the same 2019 Pan Am Games where Da Silva won silver at.
The bout is scheduled for July 27 at 6:54 a.m. ET.
The rest of Team Canada’s boxing schedule is:
WOMEN’S MIDDLEWEIGHT (75KG)
July 27 – 11:18 p.m. ET – Round of 16 – Tammara Thibeault (CANADA) vs. Nadezhda Ryabets (KAZAKHSTAN)
WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT (57 KG)
July 26 – 1:12 a.m. ET – Round of 16 – Caroline Veyre (CANADA) vs. TBA
Enjoy the fights.