dychko vs Anthony………. will be an awesome fight.Posted August 8, 2012 5:00 am
Put a fork in USA Boxing. They said they’d do something after that 2008 train wreck and they did nothing but screw up even worse. Spence just lost so this time we didn’t get one medal: “The U.S. men’s boxing team is heading home without an Olympic medal for the first time. Welterweight Errol Spence dropped a 16-11 decision to Russia’s Andrey Zamkovoy in the quarterfinals on Tuesday night, ending the last chance for the most successful team in Olympic boxing history to add to its record 108 medals.” — Let’s hear it now: USA USA USA!Posted August 7, 2012 8:10 pm
Well done ESB. This format has bombed and the extra click through to get an advert in when you comment has seemingly bombed.Posted August 7, 2012 7:56 pm
This new set up might be the ene of this web site. Its terrible. Cant see me coming on here very oftenPosted August 7, 2012 7:03 pm
HH…. Maybe they knew how things would turn out. These American kids just are not geared up for this type of scoring. The british set up is working because there throwing big bucks at it. Lets hope it contineus after London. I mean these kids are helping Froch and co get ready for big big fights. Tremendous experiancePosted August 7, 2012 6:24 pm
NeilPomie.. The british judge n ref(Andrew Caulfield) there at the games i know well. I started off as a kid with him fighting on all the youth shows n championships n whatever. Big Andy was a good Amature, winning all sorts of Scottish Titles through the weights. He never fancied the pro game though. It was a dispute about him fighting Scott Welch in the ABA semi finals that caused the Scots to stop entering the ABA’S at the semi final stages i think. One of my mates actually fought him 5 times. I also recall him chocking me with water between rounds one time but thats another story… lol Good lad and its nice to see him there, he’s given 35 years to the amature game, so well deserved big man..Posted August 7, 2012 6:12 pm
@Are you aware of what you just stated ?Atlas is a professional commentator .He is very aware of the rules and should be.They are like life itself,sometimes “who you know and where you are from”,not to mention many other outside the ring factors make a big difference in officiating .He is there…He sees and expresses what he see,s .There is no such thing as boxing without bias.To think otherwise is a ittle nieve.Lets always let people make up their own minds on that one….God bless….kenny weldonPosted August 7, 2012 5:58 pm
Yea oozzy ,you bet .Who are you?An official or maybe even a an Aieba mascot. How are you dressed ?Im quite sure in white.Well,matters not .The kaus there is deafening.American officials need to get back home and start all over.I hope American officials around this country are not taking notes on how to be bias.If they are ,they have a six inch book on the subject. GO MARLEN ESPARZA……God bless….kenny weldonPosted August 7, 2012 5:40 pm
Sorry,not jarvinda but VIJENDER. Abbos Atoev go home with bronze ,lucky guy!Posted August 7, 2012 5:39 pm
Not an American on the podium??? crazyPosted August 7, 2012 5:34 pm
Atoev “loses against Juratoni and Jarvinda” and he “wins” both fights?????? is it eurovision style scoring???? New scoring system needed ,10 pts must system,4 x3min rounds,5 judges (lottery draw b4 fight,30min b4 fight starts judges appointed)Posted August 7, 2012 5:32 pm
Newsworthy from London. 5 Cameroon boxers bailed out of the Olympic Village and will likely try to become British citizens. This means if successful y’all will have 5 hot pro prospects from Cameroon based in England. AP: Seven of Cameroon’s Olympic competitors have disappeared from their official residence and may attempt to seek asylum in Britain. He named the missing athletes as swimmer Paul Ekane Edingue, women’s goalkeeper Drusille Ngako and five boxers: Thomas Essomba, Christian Donfack Adjoufack, Abdon Mewoli, Blaise Yepmou Mendouo and Serge Abomo.Posted August 7, 2012 4:41 pm
Should the Brit even be in this position?Posted August 7, 2012 4:35 pm
HH London, you’re stateside? You’ll remain disappointed as trying to follow boxing in the states sucks. It’s all ‘premium cable’ for decent pro bouts and amateur coverage is an exercise in nihilism.Posted August 7, 2012 4:34 pm
These Super Heavy bouts sound awesome. Wish they showed them here in the States during prime time. Instead they only had them live on CNBC during the day. While most people are at the office. But hey, the panhandlers, unemployed and welfare losers sure had their entertainment.Posted August 7, 2012 4:08 pm
The boxing at the Olympics has been great. The set-up of the hall and the place has been full to bursting on every session. I’ve been amazed how some critics of some of the fights don’t appear to know what the rules are in terms of scoring punches – that includes the whining Teddy Atlas. I suggest that the Joshua vs Savon “robbery” was in fact just a very close fight that could have gone either way. There have been some dodgy decisions of course that’s bound to happen in such a large tournament – unfortunately one of these decisions involved a Brit at the expense of an American – hence howls of derision and claims that the whole event is fixed in favour of team GB. Absolute cobblers, part of team usa’s training should have included knowledge of the rules – one bad decision doesn’t mean the whole event is bent.Posted August 7, 2012 2:45 pm
The thing is that american coaches such Atlas don’t understand how it works in olympic boxing. All that because they are professionnally centered.
I saw fights in London I knew that the decisions would be different if the fighs were juged in pro style way.Posted August 7, 2012 12:25 pm
To be fair, one American (cant remember the name) was robbed big-time.Posted August 7, 2012 11:40 am
I saw it …. it was very close but the wrong man won.Posted August 7, 2012 11:39 am
Im glad the American was let back in. HE was robbedPosted August 7, 2012 11:38 am
Teddy Atlas and his partner are doing a good job, it’s the officiating that has got to go.Posted August 7, 2012 9:11 am
It does suck—CNBC had been covering boxing up until they decided water polo was more explosive action. Sigh.Posted August 7, 2012 8:55 am
I agree Ivan Dytschko is a Klitschko clone and looks the favourite for gold not that race has got anything to do with abything, however Joshua is clearly the biggest puncher in the tourney which always gives him a shot. As for the supposed robbery vs the Cuban, I agree the Cuban did enough to win on volume but the hurtful cleaner punches were landed by Joshua and it was certainly no robbery.Posted August 7, 2012 8:19 am
ditschko will crush this negroPosted August 7, 2012 7:47 am
To be fair to Joshua, though he was certainly fortunate to get the decision against Savon, the fight was a lot closer than has subsequently been implied (I suspect by people that didn’t actually see it). Whilst Savon was flashy and quick Joshuas work was a lot more ‘solid’, many of Savons flurries were against gloves or elbows whereas Joshuas slower more workmanlike efforts were well placed and harder hitting. I’d have had Savon edge that but it was closer than all the post fight hype. The Cuban team obviously felt so too as they did not appeal. From what I saw I though Joshua would have KO’d Savon in a PRO fight. Joshua is incredibly raw and needs a lot of work. I’d be surprised if he gets past Dychko but if he does he needs to stay amateur for atleast 2 years and needs to be left to develop out of the spotlight. Cons he is too upright, his stance is too narrow, he needs to up his work rate, he looks a little slow and needs to jab more, he sometimes appears to not fully turn his punches (though this worked out OK for Calzaghe and Vitali K) PROS – he clearly has bags of raw talent as he is a relative novice yet has been successful early on, he looks like he gets behind his punches well when he isn’t slapping, deffo has power in his punches which will bode well for the PRO game. He needs to be carefully handled if he is to live up to the hype.Posted August 7, 2012 4:38 am
Btw I am so impresed with that ukrianian super havy boxer Ivan dychko,he is a hard puncher very tall and lean , and moves with his feet very fast and he is very good technician… This guy can go very far in pro and I don’t see anyone beating him here in London !Posted August 7, 2012 1:20 am
Me to :((( text atlas and bob are such hypocrites !!!!
Stopped reading at ‘Giant Dyke’..
Oh wait, I read it all.Posted August 6, 2012 10:56 pm
I thought bad decisions were only the work of professional judges. Joshua got beat by Savon a fight or two back. It was so clear, even the commentators had Savon edging out Joshua. I’m still surprised about that, but then I’m still surprised about how Roy Jones Jr’s olympic run ended in ’88.Posted August 6, 2012 9:58 pm
I have never seen such abysmal coverage of the Olympic games than I have here in the US by NBC!
ATROCIOUS!Posted August 6, 2012 9:45 pm