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Joshua wins super heavyweight gold

Anthony Joshua won the Olympic super heavyweight gold medal in thrilling fashion Sunday, rallying from a third-round deficit to beat defending champion Roberto Cammarelle of Italy in a tiebreaker. Joshua trailed 13-10 entering the third round, but landed several big shots. The judges scored the fight even at 18, but Joshua won on the countback tiebreaker, which evaluates larger...
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August 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Britain's Joshua wins super heavyweight gold

Anthony Joshua won the Olympic super heavyweight gold medal in thrilling fashion Sunday, rallying from a third-round deficit to beat defending champion Roberto Cammarelle of Italy in a tiebreaker. Joshua trailed 13-10 entering the third round, but landed several big shots. The judges scored the fight even at 18, but Joshua won on the countback tiebreaker, which evaluates larger...
Via AP on Fox
August 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Olympic boxing gold medal results: Luke Campbell, Shiming Zou amongst the winners

Zou, Campbell, Iglesias , Murata and Usyk claim Olympic gold medals On day fifteen of competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games, four boxers became Olympic Champions for the very first time whilst one made history by defending his title. The atmosphere at the packed ExCeL arena was once again fantastic for five contest of the very highest quality. Right here, find the full men...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
August 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Campbell wins bantamweight gold

Luke Campbell and John Joe Nevin scrapped through 21/2 remarkably even rounds, their British and Irish fans getting more uneasy with every blow. And then Nevin walked into a big right hand from his British opponent. Nevin ended up on his back. Campbell ended up with a gold medal, largely on the strength of that one spectacular punch. The British bantamweight fought back tears...
Via AP on Fox
August 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Britain's Campbell leads 1st night of boxing golds

Bantamweight Luke Campbell won Britain's first Olympic boxing gold medal in his division since 1908, dramatically knocking down rival John Joe Nevin of Ireland midway through the third round of a 14-11 victory Saturday night. Zou Shiming of China defended his light flyweight gold medal from Beijing with a 13-10 victory over Thailand's Kaeo Pongprayoon, who angrily protested...
Via Fox Sports
August 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Britain's Campbell edges Nevin for boxing gold

Luke Campbell of Britain won the bantamweight gold medal in the Olympic boxing tournament Saturday night, knocking down John Joe Nevin of Ireland midway through the third round of a 14-11 victory. Campbell thrilled the roaring home crowd before bursting into tears in the ring. Campbell won the rubber match with Nevin, his friendly local rival. Nevin beat Campbell soundly in their...
Via Fox Sports
August 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Olympic Men's Boxing Finals Results: Gold For China, Great Britain, Cuba, Japan, Ukraine

Ladies and gentleman, meet your first batch of 2012 Olympic gold medalists in men's boxing: Shiming Zou of China, Luke Campbell of Great Britain, Roniel Iglesias Solotongo of Cuba, Ryota Murata of Japan and Oleksandr Usyk of the Ukraine. Two of the five get to the top of the medal stand a bit controversially, as you might expect of this tawdry event.(Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo...
Via The Queensbury Rules
August 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Olympic Men's Boxing Guide And Schedule: Gold Medals

Well, after nearly two weeks of Olympic boxing, the Finals are upon us. Some heavy big names have fallen by the wayside through four rounds of competition and other names have risen to take their place. Most of the Finals should be good viewing and hopefully none will be blighted by the terrible scoring of previous rounds. By my count, only two of these are pretty much foregone conclusion...
Via The Queensbury Rules
August 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Irish, Ukrainian Boxers Win Big: Olympic Men's Boxing Semifinals Part One

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...
Via The Queensbury Rules
August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Olympic Men's Boxing Guide And Schedule: The Semifinals Preview

We're in the home stretch of Olympic men's boxing, with just three days worth left beginning Friday. The medal count is complete, but it's now down to who gets which medals. There are some very, very high quality bouts in the Semis at bantamweight and lightweight, some atrocious ones at super heavyweight and some good ones scattered throughout the rest. Our man Alex McClintock...
Via The Queensbury Rules
August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Olympic boxing bantam & heavyweight quarterfinals: Luke Campbell, Lazaro Alvarez, Clemente Russo win

Day nine of competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games and the evening session at the ExCeL Arena hosted the action once again with the Men's Bantamweight (56kg) and Heavyweight (91kg) quarter-finals taking place before a capacity crowd. Cuban southpaw Lazaro Alvarez Estrada, the top seed in the Bantamweight (56kg) draw, faced Robenilson Vieira de Jesus of Brazil in the first...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Olympic heavyweights protest results

Siarhei Karneyeu lingered in the ring after his Olympic heavyweight loss, crying and shaking his head in disbelief after his clutching, holding opponent got a narrow victory. When Cuba's Jose Larduet fell victim to a similar decision about 15 minutes later, the Belarusian came back up the fighters' tunnel and intercepted Larduet on the way out of the ring, holding up Larduet...
Via AP on Fox
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Campbell sets off British boxing's medal rush

Bantamweight Luke Campbell clinched the dominant British team's first boxing medal of the London Olympics on Sunday night in a session marred by a series of unsightly heavyweight fights that probably will be decided outside the ring. Heavyweights Teymur Mammadov of Azerbaijan and Clemente Russo of Italy both clutched, grabbed and held their way through their quarterfinal bouts...
Via AP on Fox
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Olympic Boxing Guide And Schedule: The Quarterfinals Part One

With the Olympic men's boxing quarterfinals upon us Sunday afternoon, a medal is just one step away. So, the podium does indeed await very, very soon, as our Patrick Connor wrote in a lovely piece earlier today.As such, we'll look at each match-up rather than just hitting the highlights. First up are the bantamweights and heavyweights who are in action in a matter of minutes...
Via The Queensbury Rules
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Controversial rapper Luke Campbell is granted a license to coach high school football

Luther Campbell has written some of the most offensive lyrics in the history of pop culture as part of the Miami bass group 2 Live Crew. For the most part most listeners never took them seriously as they were intended to be and were used as the soundtrack of clubs and frat parties everywhere in the early 90’s. Who thought the author “I Wanna Rock” would end up spending his...
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August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Olympic boxing day 5 session 2: Joshua defeats Savon, bout overturned on appeal

The evening session of the fifth day of competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games saw the Bantam (56kg), Heavy (91kg) and Super Heavyweights (91+kg) once again take to the ring at the ExCeL arena where the atmosphere was absolutely electric. The most notable fight was between Anthony Joshua and Erislandy Savon, while the results from another bout have been overturned. With...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

British boxers win on wacky night

After four fairly orderly days at the Olympics, perhaps the wacky world of amateur boxing was overdue for an eventful night. An Iranian heavyweight received a curious disqualification, a Japanese boxer protested a strange loss to a pratfalling bantamweight from Azerbaijan, and two British fighters delighted the home crowd with narrow victories Wednesday night. Iran's Ali Mazaheri...
Via Fox Sports
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Pickens Named to 2012 All-Star Team

From the NWL MADISON, Wis. (July 19, 2012) -- Alexandria Beetles outfielder Jimmy Pickens (Michigan State) has been named to the North Division All-Star team for 2012 following an injury to Duluth's Luke Campbell who will be unable to participate. Pickens, a native of West Bloomfield, Mich., is currently fourth in the league in hitting with a batting average of .372...
Via Summer Ball
July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Olympic boxing previews: Bantamweight & Lightweight divisions

London 2012 Men's Olympic Boxing Division Previews The Bantamweight and Lightweight divisions at the London 2012 Olympic boxing tournament will have something for everyone. Finely tuned world champions hailing from powerhouse Cuba? Check. Highly touted English and Irish hopefuls sure to rile up the crowd? Check. Seasoned European veterans looking to capitalize on their long...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Top USA Boxing medal contenders & hopefuls

Heading into the 2012 London Olympic boxing competition, the United States is sending one of the largest squads in the field. They will be represented in nine out of 10 men's weight classes, tying them for the 2nd largest team. The USA boxing team is a mixed group consisting of experienced amateurs and others still just getting their feet wet in the sport. Having such a large...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Ukrainian team at the 2012 London Olympics boxing competition

Meet the Top Ranked Ukrainian Boxers for the upcoming summer Olympics boxing tournament The Ukrainian Olympic boxing team at London 2012 is loaded. There may be bigger teams in terms of membership at the summer Olympics boxing tournament - the USA boxing team has 9 members, for instance - but there may not be any other squad out there with the potential to bring home as much winning...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Cuban Boxing Team for the 2012 London Olympics

The Cuban Olympic boxing team at London 2012 is stacked, per usual. It features 8 members, making it one of the bigger squads in the London Olympic boxing tournament, although showcasing one less team member than the United States, which has 9. Cuba has the richest amateur boxing history of just about any nation, and therefore it's no surprise that they're locked and loaded...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

British boxing team at the 2012 London Olympics

UK Olympic Boxing Team at London 2012 All eyes are on the UK's boxing team at the Summer Games this year, and for three very clear and equally important reasons. The most obvious to sports fans in general is that the Summer Games are taking place in London this year, making the British boxing squad the hometown team. Just as prominent, however, are this year's squad...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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