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Tokyo 2020: Canada’s Myriam Da Silva to face Maria Moronta of the Dominican Republic

Can "Godzilla" break through?

Canadian welterweight Myriam Da Silva has some added motivation in her preliminary bout against Maria Moronta Hernandez of the Dominican Republic.

With Olympic teammates Wyatt Sanford and Mandy Bujold eliminated in first-round losses, Da Silva will look to advance on July 27.

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.

Maria Moronta

The bout is scheduled for July 27 at 6:54 a.m. ET.

The rest of Team Canada’s boxing schedule is:


July 27 – 11:18 p.m. ET – Round of 16 – Tammara Thibeault (CANADA) vs. Nadezhda Ryabets (KAZAKHSTAN)


July 26 – 1:12 a.m. ET – Round of 16 – Caroline Veyre (CANADA) vs. TBA

Enjoy the fights.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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