Feature | Aug 17 2016

12 memorable Olympic boxing finals

A dozen Olympic boxing finals that have provided stars and controversy in equal measure over the years
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WITH all the controversy around the scoring at the Rio Olympics, here are some Games finals that proved memorable – for better or worse.

12. Mukhammad Abdullayev (Uzbekistan) vs Ricardo Williams Jnr (USA) – Sydney 2000

PRECOCIOUSLY talented 19-year-old Williams was unlucky not to be America’s sole gold medallist in Sydney when he was outscored 27-20 by the rock-hard Uzbek Abdullayev.

 

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