No boxing event feels complete without a pinch or spoonful of controversy and, in that regard, the London 2012 Summer Olympics has yet to disappoint.
The U.S. men’s boxing team appeared done at the summer games, but all that changed this weekend when amateur boxing’s governing body decided to overturn Errol Spence’s loss to Indian-welterweight Krishan Vikas.
Hours after Vikas seemingly clutched and grabbed his way to a 13-11 victory; the International Amateur Boxing Association reviewed and overturned the fight giving Spence the opportunity to fight on.
The Dallas-native will advance into the quarterfinals to face Russia’s Andrey Zamkovoy on Tuesday.
All eyes within the boxing community will seemingly be on Spence this Tuesday, as a loss would result in the U.S. men’s boxing team leaving the Olympics with no medals for the first time ever.
In case you are not familiar with Spence – the only man who can save America from complete international boxing obscurity – allow him to introduce himself.
If the most we gain out of America’s contribution to boxing in the 2012 Olympics is a video that produces automatic chicken-skin; well, then I can live with that.
This past weekend – August 4 to be exact – was the birthday of heavyweight contender and New York-native Gerry Cooney. Born in 1956, Cooney was known for his blue-collar boxing which he demonstrated in classic bouts with Larry Holmes and Ken Norton. Happy birthday to Gentleman Gerry!
The U.S. men's boxing team is heading home with no Olympic medals for the first time.
Welterweight Errol Spence dropped a 16-11 decision to Russia's Andrey Zamkovoy in the quarterfinals on Tuesday night.
Spence represented the last chance for the most successful team in Olympic boxing history to add to its record 108 medals. Instead, the Dallas-area fighter started slowly...
Errol Spence thought he was out of the Olympics, one last U.S. boxer done in by the vagaries of the amateur scoring system. The welterweight thought he had taken the final defeat in the worst Olympic performance ever by the American team that once reigned atop the sport.
About five hours after Spence trudged out of ExCel arena with fellow loser Rau'shee Warren and their deflated...
The men's Olympic boxing quarterfinals for the Flyweight and Welterweight divisions were held on Tuesday. The last remaining member of the USA boxing team, Errol Spence, was in action in the Welterweight division, where a win would assure him of at least a bronze medal and a chance for more. So how did things fare for Spence and Team USA's final chance for a men's boxing...
The British boxers already know they're making a big medal haul out of their home Olympics.
Errol Spence is the only one who can prevent the American men from leaving London empty-handed.
Spence must beat Russia's Andrey Zamkovoy to avoid the first medal shutout of the U.S. men's boxing team in Olympic history when they meet Tuesday night in a quarterfinal welterweight...
LONDON (AP) -- Errol Spence thought he was out of the Olympics, one last U.S. boxer done in by the vagaries of the amateur scoring system. The welterweight thought he had taken the final defeat in the worst Olympic performance ever by the American team that once reigned atop the sport.
About five hours after Spence trudged out of ExCel arena with fellow loser Rau'shee Warren...
After supposedly losing to Indian welterweight Krishan Vikas last Friday night, and four hours later finding out the decision was overruled, Olympian Errol Spence from DeSoto, a Dallas, Texas suburb, is now the only boxer from the USA boxing team with a chance to win a medal. Just after getting his hand raised as the winner by the referee, who clearly knew who won, Spence’ hand...
India's veteran boxing coach says he accepts the decision by amateur boxing's governing body to overturn his welterweight's apparent victory in Friday's competition.
Gurbankhsh Singh Sandhu was disappointed, but he says ''a rule is a rule.''
AIBA reversed the result of Krishan Vikas' 13-11 victory over U.S. welterweight Errol Spence, sending...
That'll do it for the Americans in men's boxing at the 2012 Games. Errol Spence, Jr. got resurrected by the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) after a successful protest of his loss in the Round of 16, but couldn't capitalize on his second life Tuesday against an opponent who was, simply, better. With that, we can go back to the recriminations and soul-searching...
Alex McClintock hands me the final leg of the Round of 16, Australian rule football style. Three weight classes wrap up this round, with two of them featuring gold medal-worthy match-ups. It's like in the NBA, when one conference is so much better than the other that the (for example) Western Conference champion is strongly viewed as the overall league champion in waiting. There...
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