Found August 11, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules:
Ladies and gentleman, meet your first batch of 2012 Olympic gold medalists in men's boxing: Shiming Zou of China, Luke Campbell of Great Britain, Roniel Iglesias Solotongo of Cuba, Ryota Murata of Japan and Oleksandr Usyk of the Ukraine. Two of the five get to the top of the medal stand a bit controversially, as you might expect of this tawdry event.(Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo, right, and Denys Berinchyk, left; photo via London 2012 Olympics website)Light Flyweight 49kg/108lb Shiming Zou (China)-Kaeo Pongprayoon (Thailand), 13-10: My thesaurus has exhausted all the synonyms for "outrage," "disgrace," etc., so I'll just call this one dumb. And, duh, of course Zou won. He had an argument for winning the 1st, and the 2nd was close for Pongprayoon, but Zou came into the 3rd with a 6-4 lead. The 3rd was all Pongprayoon, without question, but the judges gave him that one, too. It looked like Zou was going to lose it double-big, when the ref gave him a warning fo...
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