2020 Olympic Boxing Results – Day 13 Results – Cuban Wins Gold, Again
Keyshawn Davis (USA) defeated Hovhannes Bachkov (ARM) – Keyshawn Davis has had a star-making performance, but his performance against Bachkov might be his defining performance, as he battled back from the pressure and adversity of Bachkov provided to win. Davis was quicker, and had Bachkov’s timing for a three-round fight. This was Davis’ most impressive performance as Bachkov really pushed him.
Andy Cruz (CUB) defeated Harry Garside (AUS) – This might have been the most entertaining bout Andy Cruz has every been in, as on paper he dominated Garside, but in reality, Garside fought the fight of his life, and pushed Cruz to have fight instead of simply evade and potshot. Cruz took over in the final round as he gave Garside a standing-eight count.
Finals | Davis (USA) vs. Cruz (CUB) – The fight we all wanted, we get for gold, as Keyshawn Davis will look to beat Andy Cruz for the first time ever as Cruz is currently 3-0 against the decorated American. Cruz will be favored, but don’t count out Davis.
Bronze Medal: Hovhannes Bachkov (ARM), Harry Garside (AUS)
Hovhannes Bachkov is mean and nasty. He lands with ill-intent and looks to be one of these fighters who you will love to watch as nothing about him is finesse. Bachkov is all-gas, no brakes.
Harry Garside is more than likely going to be a very profitable pro, and impressed the heck out of me, the way he fought in-step with Andy Cruz. Garside has a lot of potential.
Julio César La Cruz (CUB) defeated Muslim Gadzhimagomedov (ROC) – La Cruz became the second two-divison, two-time gold medal Cuban olympian in this Olympic Games, as Arlen Lopez did it earlier this week, and La Cruz repeated the feat. La Cruz exploited Gadzhimagomedov’s weakness, of netting points earlier and staying on the outside. La Cruz overwhelmed and was too sharp, especially with his hand speed as he dominated the gold medal match. That being said, La Cruz’s defense is very amateur, and flashy, and ripe for the picking of a talented composed puncher.
Lauren Price (GBR) defeated Nouchka Fontijn (NED) – Lauren Price is the goods in the women’s middleweight division and has a chance to be a boxing superstar. The bout was weird as Fontijn was very effective with pressure, and Price was docked a point in the second round as well. In the end, Price wins, the bout could of gone either way, which was a shock to me, as I thought Price would dominate the whole tournament. This was a sloppy bout.
Li Qian (CHN) defeated Zemfira Magomedalieva (ROC) – Li Qian is a very solid distance fighter, who kept Magomedalieva off balance, and just keeping her outside. In the second consecutive fight, the referee took a point for holding, as Megomedalieva was in too big of a hole to win.
Finals | Price (GBR) vs Li Qian (CHN) – I will never count a fighter out, but I just think Lauren Price is a special fighter, and Qian has one great trait, using distance and staying long, and against great fighters you typically need more than that. This is Price’s fight to win.
Bronze Medals: Nouchka Fontijn (NED), Zemfira Magomedalieva (ROC)
It is a shame the way the brackets fell into place as Fontijn should’ve gotten a silver in a fair world as she is an amazing fighter, and has a good case that she might have beaten Price. The rough