Wednesday, September 17, 2008

:boxing: Boxing Bits ::09.17.08:: The *REAL* Late Edition ::: Final Olympic Results, Calderon (Sort of...) Wins...

Yeesh...I really don't like falling behind posting things, especially boxing news and results. This post formally concludes HD's inaugural boxing preview for the summer of 2008...

:Sat.08.09.08 - Sun.08.24.08:
Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

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[G] = Gold Medal Match. Result of scoring, the occurance of a (T)KO in bold. Loser wins the silver medal.
[B] = Bronze Medalists. The two opponents in the semifinals who lost to the fighters that made it to the finals are awarded bronze medals. They are listed in relation to the ones they lost to.

The weight classes (going by the amateur scale) that were in contention, and the medalists determined:

Light Flyweight (48 kg/106 lbs)
[G] Zou Shiming (China) TKO2 Serdamba Purevdorj (Mongolia)
[B] Paddy Barnes (Ireland), G. Yampier Hernandez (Cuba)

Flyweight (51 kg/112 lbs)
[G] Somjit Jongjohor (Thailand) 8-2 Andris Laffita Hernandez (Cuba)
[B] Vencenzo Picardi (Italy), Georgy Balakshin (Russia)

Bantamweight (54 kg/119 lbs)
[G] Badar-Uugan Enkhbat (Mongolia) 16-5 Yankiel Leon Alarcon (Cuba)
[B] Gojan Veaceslav (Moldova), Bruno Julie (Mauritius)

Featherweight (57 kg/125 lbs)
[G] Vasyl Lomachenko (Ukraine) TKO1 Khedafi Djelkhir (France)
[B] Yakup Kilic (Turkey), Shahin Imranov (Azerbaijan)

Lightweight (60 kg/132 lbs)
[G] Alexey Tischenko (Russia) 11-9 Daouda Sow (France)
[B] Hrachik Javakhyan (Armenia), Yordenis Ugas (Cuba)

Light Welterweight (64 kg/141 lbs)
[G] Felix Diaz (Dominican Republic) 12-4 Manus Boonjumnong (Thailand)
[B] Alexis Vastine (France), Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo (Cuba)

Welterweight (69 kg/152 lbs)
[G] Bakhyt Sarsekbayev (Kazakhstan) 18-9 Carlos Banteaux Suarez (Cuba)
[B] Jungjoo Kim (South Korea), Hanati Silamu (China)

Middleweight (75 kg/165 lbs)
[G] James Degale (Great Britain) 16-14 Emilio Correa Bayeaux (Cuba)
[B] Darren John Sutherland (Ireland), Vijender Kumar (India)

Light Heavyweight (81 kg/178 lbs)
[G] Zhang Xiaoping (China) 11-7 Kenny Egan (Ireland)
[B] Yerkebulan Shynaliyev (Kazahkstan), Tony Jeffries (Great Britain)

Heavyweight (91 kg/201 lbs)
[G] Rakhim Chakhkiev (Russia) 4-2 Clemente Russo (Italy)
[B] Osamai Duarte Acosta (Cuba), Deontay Wilder (United States)

Super Heavyweight (91+ kg/201+ lbs)
[G] Roberto Cammarelle (Italy) TKO4 Zhang Zhilei (China)
[B] David Price (Great Britain), Vyacheslav Glazkov (Ukraine)

--So...for all of the talk of Cuba getting "free passes" throughout the tournament, none managed to get a gold medal. On another note, only three fighters from Western countries won gold, with nearly all of the other such finalists winning silver... (For an additional look at the boxing competition, click here for the Olympic Wrap-up!)

[C] WBO Light Flyweight Champion Ivan Calderon TD7 Hugo Cazares
--Calderon won on points after the fight was stopped due to a bad cut on his forehead, the result of an accidental headbutt.

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