Olympics-Boxing-Uzbek Gaibnazarov wins men’s light-welter gold

By Alan Baldwin RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 21 : Uzbekistan’s Fazliddin Gaibnazarov won the Olympic light-welterweight gold by beating Azerbaijan’s Cuban-born Lorenzo Sotomayor Collazo on a 2-1 split decision today. The gold was Uzbekistan’s second of the afternoon and third of the boxing tournament. Russia’s Vitaly Dunaytsev and Germany’s Artem Harutyunyan won the bronze medals. […]

Olympics-Boxing-Uzbekistan’s Zoirov wins men’s flyweight gold

By Alan Baldwin RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 21 : Uzbekistan’s Shakhobidin Zoirov won the men’s Olympic flyweight boxing gold medal today with a unanimous points victory over Russia’s two times world champion and 2012 bronze medallist Misha Aloyan. The gold was the second of the boxing competition for Uzbekistan. Venezuela’s Joel Segundo Finol and China’s […]

Olympics-Boxing-Yoka win cements France’s golden couple

By Alan Baldwin RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 21 : France hailed a golden couple after Tony Yoka saw off Britain’s Joe Joyce today to add the men’s Olympic super-heavyweight title to the women’s lightweight gold won by girlfriend Estelle Mossely. With Mossely cheering and crying in equal measure, Yoka boxed clever against a relentless opponent […]

Uzbekistan’s Dusmatov wins light-flyweight gold

By Alan Baldwin RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 14 : Uzbekistan’s light-flyweight Hasanboy Dusmatov won the first gold medal of the Olympic boxing competition today when he beat Colombia’s Yurberjen Martinez on a unanimous points decision. Martinez took the silver. Losing semi-finalists Joahnys Argilagos of Cuba and Nico Hernandez of the United States won the bronze […]

Olympics-Boxing-Cuban boxer dedicates win to Castro on 90th birthday

By Paulo Prada RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 13 : Cuban super heavyweight Leinier Pero dedicated his Olympic boxing victory to Fidel Castro today, the day the revolutionary and former leader of the Caribbean country celebrated his 90th birthday. “I want to send my regards to the commander,” said Pero, 23, after his win by unanimous […]

Boxing champ Wilder countersued over canceled Povetkin bout

By Jonathan Stempel Undated, Jun 23 : Heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder and his promoter were countersued today by Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin and his promoter over the recent cancellation of a title bout, after the Russian tested positive for the banned substance meldonium. Povetkin and Andrey Ryabinskiy’s World of Boxing LLC said American Wilder […]