Azerbaijani boxer qualifies for Rio Olympic Games

13 April 2015 10:10 (UTC+04:00)

Azerbaijani boxer Albert Salimov has booked a spot at the Summer Olympics that will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016.

Salimov was part of Baku Fires that destroyed USA Knockouts 5-0 in the 12 round of World Series of Boxing in Guba.

He defeated Carlos Balderas in the 60kg weight category.

On April 18, Baku Fires are travelling to Puerto Rico for a match against Puerto Rico Hurricanes that will see Azerbaijan`s Heybatulla Hajialiyev secure an Olympic berth if he wins.

AzerTac state news agency reported

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