Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/11/14
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 teammates, amateur boxing's governing body decided Spence deserved to fight on. AIBA overturned Spence's loss to Krishan Vikas late Friday night, throwing out the Indian welterweight's 13-11 victory for an array of misdeeds that went unpunished during the bout. After the American team protested the result, AIBA's competition jury reviewed the fight and ruled Vikas had committed nine holding fouls in the third round alone, yet received only one caution from the referee. Vikas also intentionally spit out his mouthpiece in the second round, an obvious stalling tactic that wasn't spotted by the screened refer...
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