Found August 10, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules:
Ireland, the Ukraine and the hosts were the big winners in the first session of Olympic men's boxing Semifinals Friday in London. Ukrainian sluggers Oleksandr Usyk and Denys Berinchyk booked their tickets in must-see gold medal bouts while John Joe Nevin continued the Irish fairytale started by Katie Taylor. Nevin will now face Britain's Luke Campbell for a gold medal in a surefire bantamweight barnburner in front of a passionate crowd. The only rub on the night was the final, strangely scored heavyweight bout between two boxers, Teymur Mammadov and Clemente Russo, who shouldn't really have been there. Ah well, you can't win 'em all, unless you're from Azerbaijan (which Mammadov's loss showed isn't even true!). (Ireland's Paddy Barnes, right, hard at work against China's Shiming Zou during a brave losing effort, photo via London 2012 Olympics website) Light Flyweight 49kg/108lb Shiming Zou (China)-Paddy Barnes (Ireland), 15-15: Paddy ...
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