07 Aug 2021

What To Know About Stoyka Krasteva Olympic Women’s Gold Medal Boxer – Flyweight

Stoyka Krasteva took a hard road to get to the gold at women’s flyweight, and it must feel that much more fulfilling. Krasteva had a stern test in the first round against Nguyễn Thị Tâm, who matched her aggressive spirit and volume, but couldn’t sway the judges. The second round

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07 Aug 2021

Galal Yafai – What To Know About the 2020 Men’s Flyweight Olympic Gold Medalist

Galal Yafai seems like a superstar in the making. No other gold medalist showed as much power over their weight class as did Yafai, as he seems like he could fight for a world title quickly, as Great Brittan’s gold medalist, to me looks like a fighter who could take

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06 Aug 2021

2020 Olympic Boxing Results – Day 14 Gold Medal Matches

Men’s Flyweight 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

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06 Aug 2021

Results From Sacramento, California – Diaz Upsets Melgoza

In an upset crowd favorite, David Melgoza (6-1, 2 KOs) lost to Elias Diaz (11-0, 6 KOs) via a majority decision. Diaz had amateur experience facing the likes of Raynell Williams back in 2013, and had been building his record in Mexico got the biggest win on foreign soil. The

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06 Aug 2021

Meet Julio La Cruz – The 2020 Men’s Olympic Heavyweight Gold Medalist

Cuba does it again, as it has its third Olympic gold medalist this year, but not just that – Roniel Iglesias, Julio La Cruz, and Arlen Lopez, all have two Olympic gold medals in two weight classes with La Cruz being the latest to join the club. Look not to

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05 Aug 2021

2020 Olympic Boxing Results – Day 13 Results – Cuban Wins Gold, Again

Men’s Lightweight 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

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05 Aug 2021

Meet Albert Batyrgaziev, The 2020 Olympic Featherweight Gold Medalist

Albert Batyrgaziev is now an Olympic gold medalist as the fighter representing the Russian Olympic Committee beat Duke Ragan in the finals for the honor. Batyrgaziev is a 23-year-old representing Babayurt, Dagestan, Russia, who is currently pro, with three fights to his ledger. As a pro, all of his bouts

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04 Aug 2021

2020 Olympic Boxing Results – Day 12 Recap Batyrgaziev Wins Gold

Gold Medal Match Men’s Featherweight Albert Batyrgaziev (ROC) defeated Duke Ragan (USA) – Albert Batyrgaziev has a style built for the amateurs, and the Cinderella run of Duke Ragan, sadly ends in a manner all of us Americans were not hoping to see, a little short of a gold medal

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04 Aug 2021

What To Know About Two-Time Gold Medalist Arlen Lopez

At 28-years-old, Arlen López becomes a historic Cuban gold medalist in 2020, as with his win over Great Brittan’s Benjamin Whittaker, Lopez now has won gold in the middleweight division in Rio 2016 and a gold at light heavyweight this year at Tokyo 2020. His amateur career has seen him

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04 Aug 2021

2020 Olympic Boxing Results – Day Eleven Notable Performances

Men’s Light Heavyweight Finals | Arlen López (CUB) defeated Benjamin Whittaker (GBR) – It was a fight for the purists, as Lopez became a two-time, two-weight gold medalist, winning gold in Rio at middleweight. Both fighters looked to counter the counter, and fought a very tactical fight that was similar

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