10 great boxers who did not win Olympic gold

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George Gigney and Nick Bond list 10 terrific professionals who failed to win Olympic gold medals

AN Olympic gold medal is the pinnacle of amateur boxing, the highest accolade that can be achieved. Pick one up, and a boxer will be inundated with lucrative professional contracts.

However, it’s not the be-all and end-all. As we’ve seen recently in Rio, some top class boxers missed out on topping the podium – and they’re not the first.

There have been plenty of fighters who represented their country at the Olympics, didn’t return with gold, but still went on to achieve extraordinary things in the paid ranks. Here are 10 such fighters, ranked in chronological order.

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