Reports said Barriga knocked Cappai down in the first round where the latter was given a standing eight count in the final 15 seconds. The Filipino puncher won round one, 5-2.
The second round was also given to Barriga, 4-2. He sealed the win, 8-3, in the final round of the match.
Congrats Mark Barriga! twitter.com/parengjoseriza…— Jose P. Rizal † (@parengjoserizal) July 31, 2012
The victory gave Barriga the opportunity to advance to the final 16 of the Men’s Light Flyweight (49 kgs) division.
He is scheduled for an August 4 bout against Kazakhstan’s Birzhan Zhakypov who defeated Jeremy Beccu of France, 18-17, in the first elimination round.