Found August 02, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules:
PLAYERS: Satoshi Shimizu
This video from the London Olympics is pretty big time right now, and with good reason. Japanese bantamweight Satoshi Shimizu (above) was knocking down Azerbaijani Magomed Abdulhamidov all over the place in the 3rd round Wednesday, and the referee treated it like nothing was happening. Rightfully, the result has been overturned and the referee suspended. Other obligations have kept me from commenting until now, but here are a few thoughts: Not that it makes it THAT much better -- and it's indefensible, let's be direct on that point -- but it would be erroneous to say that Shimizu knocked Abulhamidov down "five times" as has commonly been written. A couple times, he just fell. If you want to say he fell as a result of a "series of blows," per International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) rules, that's plausible, but they aren't clear knockdowns. Several, however, were clearly the direct result of punches, and they should have been treated as ...

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