Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 10/7/14

MIANYANG, CHINA - NOVEMBER 16: (CHINA OUT) Dovi John (L) of France fights against Mekhontsev Egor of Russia, during the 81kg category (approximately 178 pounds) preliminary match of the 13th World Senior Boxing Championships on November 16, 2005 in Mianyang of Sichuan Province, southwest China. Mekhontsev Egor won the fight. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
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, but not one totally devoid of talent or experience. Neither the 75 kg or 81 kg divisions are especially deep this year, but each has a few very strong boxers. If those boxers should meet, expect sparks to fly. Middleweight Olympic Boxing Overview Vjinder Singh of India: Singh was India's first boxing medal-winner in 2008, and this year he is the veteran Olympic medalist in the middleweight division. The 6-foot, 26 year old boxer is making his third trip to the Olympics, and won a bronze in Beijing. His edge in experience plus his confidence as an Indian sports start are enough to make him a seriou...

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