2020 Olympic Boxing Results – Day 14 Gold Medal Matches
Galal Yafai (GBR) defeated Carlo Paalam (PHI) – How do you spell star, well it might be Galal Yafai, as literally dropped Paalam in the first round and his pro-ready pressure style seems like a style that fans will get behind. Yafai is impressive, and his gold medal run was nothing short of dominant. Yafai is someone to watch in the pros, and someone who could get people interested in the lower weights. Remember his name.
Hebert Conceição (BRA) RSC3 Oleksandr Khyzhniak (UKR) – Khyzhniak has awful defense, and despite being ahead on all the cards in the third round, Khyzhniak has only one way to fight, going forward and got caught. Conceição who fought far too patient for my liking caught the overeager Khyzhniak whom he KO’ed with the punch that folded him. Conceição just earned himself a pro contract and a historic Olympic moment.
Stoyka Krasteva (BUL) defeated Buse Naz Çakıroğlu (TUR) – Krasteva bullied the bully, as Krasteva put together one of the most impressive Olympic runs of the games in one of the hardest divisions. Krasteva got stronger in each round, and now at 35-years-old will be a historic Bulgarian boxer, as the gold medal now is hers.
Busenaz Sürmeneli (TUR) defeated Gu Hong (CHN) – Gu Hong proved pressure isn’t everything to boxing as Surmeneli was unable to work on the inside, but a second-round point deduction and the referee giving a standing-eight count was too much. Surmeneli is a bull in the ring, pressure and volume, and Hong had a style to spoil, but between a referee who had no interest in her fighting style, and the pressure getting to her Surmeneli becomes the first-ever Turkish women’s boxing gold medalist.