EGOR MEKHONTSEV RUMORS

Russia's Mekhontsev wins gold

Russian boxer Egor Mekhontsev won the light heavyweight gold medal on the second tiebreaker Sunday, squeaking past Adilbek Niyazymbetov of Kazakhstan in the men's Olympic tournament. The fighters finished level at 15 points apiece, and the countback tiebreaker -- which evaluates larger parts of the judges' total scores -- also was level. The five judges then voted for their...
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August 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Russia's Mekhontsev wins light heavyweight gold

Egor Mekhontsev won the light heavyweight gold medal on the second tiebreaker Sunday, squeaking past Kazakhstan's Adilbek Niyazymbetov in the Olympic boxing tournament. The fighters finished at 15 points each, and the countback tiebreaker - which evaluates larger parts of the judges' total scores - also was level. The five judges then voted for their choice, and Mekhontsev...
Via AP on Fox
August 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Olympic boxing previews: Middleweight & Light Heavyweight divisions at London 2012

The London 2012 Olympics sees many new faces in the middleweight (75 kg) and light heavyweight (81 kg) divisions. Of the eight boxers who won medals in these two divisions in Beijing, only one has returned for another run at Olympic glory. Some veterans turned pro, some were dethroned, some met with personal tragedy, and others merely retired. The result is a wide-open field...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
July 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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