Cuban boxers Yosbany Veitia and Roniel Iglesias made their 2012 Olympics debut here Tuesday with decisive victories.
The light flyweight Veitia overwhelmed Australia's Billy Ward, 26-4, in the opening bout of the session at London's ExCeL Arena.
"It was an easy fight and I felt confident," the Cuban said afterward. "I'm ready to battle for a medal." Veitia's next opponent is top-seeded Chinese boxer Zou Shiming, the reigning Olympic champ.
Iglesias, a light welterweight, also had little trouble beating Cesar Villarraga of Colombia, 20-9, in a clash that turned one-sided within minutes of the opening bell.
In other action on Tuesday, Indian light flyweight Devendro Singh Laishram thrashed Honduran fighter Bayron Molina, prompting the referee to call a halt with 36 seconds left in the first round.
Spanish light welterweight Jonathan Alonso lost 16-12 to Mehdi Toloutibandpi of Iran and Ecuador Anderson Rojas was beaten 16-10 by Uzbek boxer Uktamjon Rahmonov. EFE