In one of the rare portions of a boxing bracket in which the seeds are winning, British boxer Lauren Price and Dutch boxer Nouchka Fontijn won quarterfinal bouts by unanimous decision Saturday to clinch medals and set up a middleweight semifinal matchup between the two.
Price, the 2019 world champion, had four 30-26 scores and one 29-27 after Panamanian fighter Atheyna Bylon was deducted a point. Fontijn dropped the first round to Canada's Tammara Thibeault on four of five judges' scorecards but swept the scores in the last two.
The stunner of the early session Saturday was U.S. lightweight Keyshawn Davis' stoppage win over top seed Sofiane Oumiha of France in the Round of 16.
Men's lightweight: Round of 16
Next up for Davis is the ROC's Gabil Mamedov, the two-time European runner-up who defeated Louis Colin of Mauritius on Saturday.
Cuban fighter Andy Cruz, who beat Davis in the 2019 World Championships final, took all three rounds on all five judges' cards and even got a 10-8 round from one.
Fourth seed Elnur Abduraimov of Uzbekistan also advanced to the quarterfinals.
Women's featherweight: Semifinals
Nesthy Petecio of the Philippines will fight Irie Sena of Japan for gold after the two fighters won their semifinals by split decision.
Petecio dropped the first round but swept the second and nearly swept the third for a 4-1 decision win over Italy's Irma Testa.
Irie was up 5-0 after the first round but had to scramble to victory after four judges gave Great Britain's Karriss Artingstall the second.
Men's flyweight: Round of 16
Three of the four seeded boxers were eliminated on the way to the quarterfinals.
Top seed Amit Panghal of India dropped a 4-1 decision to Colombia's Yuberjen Martinez. Panghal was the runner-up in the 2019 World Championships and has won several major competitions, including the Asian Championships in 2019 and a World Cup event in 2020.
Fourth seed Mohamed Flissi of Algeria also lost, with Carlo Paalam of the Philippines taking a 30-27 decision on all five cards.
In a bout of 2019 World Championship bronze medalists, Saken Bibossinov of Kazakhstan got 29-28 scores across the board to eliminate second seed Billal Bennama of France.