Boxing begins in style at London 2012 Olympic Games
It was the Bantamweight (56kg) and Middleweight (75kg) Men who got the show underway in spectacular fashion at the packed ExCeL as the London 2012 Olympic Games finally got underway. A pristine venue welcomed the boxers all eager to wow the capacity crowd and with 23 explosive contests ensuring the boxing got off to an electric start, it was a day to remember.
Both Americans in action won their opening bouts, with Joseph Diaz Jr. scoring a wide decision win, and Terrell Gausha notching a stoppage after a tough battle.
Joseph Diaz Jr confirmed his growing reputation with a smartly taken victory over Ukraine's former European Champion Pavlo Ishchenko in the afternoon session's first bout. The American teenager controlled the opening round with the clever use of the jab and some penetrating uppercuts before dictating proceedings in the second with an array of combination punches that saw him really apply the pressu...