Found August 05, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules: Yardbarker Blogger Network
(Teymur Mammadov)There are two very good reasons not to watch Olympic boxing: the hunt-and-peck, fencing-with-fists style that is as clinical and devoid of excitement as your annual physical (unless you enjoy the hernia check-up), and how the scoring system leads to insanely illogical scoring. The London 2012 Games have been above par on the first excuse, but they hit a new low on the second Sunday.Readers of this site know I tend to dismiss conspiracy theories about questionable pro boxing decisions without evidence, even if those suspicions are not wholly irrational. The Teymur Mammadov win over Siarhei Karneyeu has bad scoring going for it, and was redolent of corruption besides. There was plenty of horrible scoring elsewhere in the opening leg of the Quarterfinals, in fact, with the right fighter getting the call sometimes, some not. Heavyweights - 91kg/200.6lbTeymur Mammadov (Azerbaijan)-Siarhei Karneyeu (Belarus), 19-19: For those not in the know, Azerbaijan came into these...
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