Official Oympics 2016 Boxing Thread

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  1. cuban23

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    Let this thread be the official thread for all the matches

    Fighters you need to keep an eye on:

    Bantamweight:
    - This is probably going to be the most interesting weight class. The three fighters to keep an eye one are:
    Robeisy Ramirez (Cuba), Michael Conlan (Ireland), Shakur Stevenson (USA).
    - Ramirez is the defending Olympic champion, I wish he would defect already he's very talented and also young at 22. Conlan lost to Ramirez last Olympics but he ran over the field in the world championships in 2015. Of course Ramirez didn't participate in the tournament but nonetheless a good result. The American Shakur Stevenson who everyone has high hopes for and he's America's best chance at winning a medal. But he's got his hands full with Ramirez and Conlan so he's probably looking at a Bronze at best.

    Heavyweight:
    - This is really a two person race between Evgeny Tischenko (Russia) and Erislandy Savon (Cuba). Tischenko defeated Savon in the world championships but it was a close victory and a lot of people thought Savon should have won. If you don't remember, Savon was the guy who gave Anthony Joshua a boxing lesson and got robbed in 2012. Both are talented and should turn pro after the Olympics.

    Light Heavyweight:
    - The one standout is Julio Cesar La Cruz (Cuba), he should be a heavy favorite and should win the gold this time around. Hopefully he also defects.

    Light Welterweight:
    - Yasniel Toledo (Cuba). Gave Lomachenko some of his toughest fights as an amateur. Vitaly Dunaytsev (KAZ) won the world championship. Those two you need to keep an eye on.

    Lightweight:

    -Albert Selimov (AZERBAIJAN) . The Lomachenko conqueror is probably the favorite. Look out for Lazaro Alvarez as well. He got robbed 4 years against Nevin, and he was a massive favorite then and he's also one of the favorites now.

    Super Heavyweight:
    - Look out for
    Ivan Dychko (KAZ), Joseph Joyce (UK) and Tony Yoka (FRA) are the favorites.

    The Schedule:

    Saturday, August 6

    • 10:00 am ET and 4:00 pm ET
    • Prelims: Men’s light flyweight, Men’s lightweight, Men’s light heavyweight, Men’s heavyweight
    Sunday, August 7

    • 10:00 am ET and 4:00 pm ET
    • Prelims: Men’s lightweight, Men’s welterweight, Men’s light heavyweight
    Monday, August 8

    • 10:00 am ET and 4:00 pm ET
    • Prelims: Men’s light flyweight, Men’s welterweight, Men’s middleweight, Men’s heavyweight
    Tuesday, August 9

    • 10:00 am ET and 4:00 pm ET
    • Prelims: Men’s lightweight, Men’s middleweight, Men’s super heavyweight
    Wednesday, August 10

    • 10:00 am ET and 4:00 pm ET
    • Quarterfinals: Men’s light flyweight, Men’s heavyweight
    • Prelims: Men’s bantamweight, Men’s light welterweight, Men’s light heavyweight
    Thursday, August 11

    • 10:00 am ET and 4:00 pm ET
    • Prelims: Men’s bantamweight, Men’s light welterweight, Men’s welterweight, Men’s heavyweight
    Friday, August 12

    • 10:00 am ET and 4:00 pm ET
    • Prelims: Women’s flyweight, Women’s lightweight, Men’s middleweight
    • Quarterfinals: Men’s lightweight
    • Semifinals: Men’s light flyweight (10 am only)
    Saturday, August 13

    • 10:00 am ET and 4:00 pm ET
    • Prelims: Men’s flyweight, Men’s super heavyweight
    • Quarterfinals: Men’s welterweight
    • Semifinals: Men’s heavyweight
    Sunday, August 14

    • 10:00 am ET and 4:00 pm ET
    • Gold Medal: Men’s light flyweight (10 am)
    • Prelims: Women’s middleweight, Men’s bantamweight, Men’s light welterweight
    • Quarterfinals: Men’s light heavyweight
    • Semifinals: Men’s lightweight
    Monday, August 15

    • 10:00 am ET and 4:00 pm ET
    • Gold Medal: Men’s heavyweight (4 pm)
    • Prelims: Men’s flyweight
    • Quarterfinals: Women’s lightweight, Men’s middleweight
    • Semifinals: Men’s welterweight
    Tuesday, August 16

    • 10:00 am ET and 4:00 pm ET
    • Gold Medal: Men’s lightweight (4 pm)
    • Quarterfinals: Women’s flyweight, Men’s bantamweight, Men’s light welterweight, Men’s super heavyweight
    • Semifinals: Men’s light heavyweight
    Wednesday, August 17

    • 1:00 pm ET
    • Gold Medal: Men’s welterweight
    • Quarterfinals: Women’s middleweight, Men’s flyweight
    • Semifinals: Women’s lighweight
    Thursday, August 18

    • 1:00 pm ET
    • Gold Medal: Men’s light heavyweight
    • Semifinals: Women’s flyweight, Men’s bantamweight, Men’s middleweight
    Friday, August 19

    • 1:00 pm ET
    • Gold Medal: Women’s lightweight
    • Semifinals: Women’s middleweight, Men’s flyweight, Men’s light welterweight, Men’s super heavyweight
    Saturday, August 20

    • 1:00 pm ET
    • Gold Medal: Women’s flyweight, Men’s bantamweight, Men’s middleweight
    Sunday, August 21

    • 1:00 pm ET
    • Gold Medal: Women’s middleweight, Men’s flyweight, Men’s light welterweight, Men’s super heavyweight

     
  2. 3pac

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    I could be wrong but I think theres only 1 boxer from my country eligible to compete this year. I'm Canadian
     
  3. XCuTioNeR

    XCuTioNeR Mundo Hispano FECARBOX Champion

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    Easiest prediction to make, men's team USA doesn't medal again.
     
  4. Marc A

    Marc A Being broke is being dishonest

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    Good thread ! Wasn't the Cuban boxing team here in the USA sharing knowledge

    Man ama boxing has changed a lot
     
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    I think Stevenson has the best shot, but he's in a very tough weight class.
     
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    Yup. Arthur Biyarslanov. Fight's at Light Welterweight. It's a tough division but he's already beaten Yasniel Toledo in the Pan American Games last year.
     
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    Solid thread, looking forward to the games.
     
  8. Sharkey

    Sharkey Who finishes 3rd?

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    Eh, not really.

    Did Andy Cruz of Cuba not make it or what? He was competing at bantamweight last I saw of him. Maybe in a higher weight class now? I'd be surprised if he didn't make it since he really captured my eye during those Pan Am Games then a few other fights he had at the World Championships and such. With fair judging, I figured him a great chance to win gold in Rio in his weight class.
     
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    He had a poor showing at the World Championships and they decided to replace him with Ramirez. Who they feel has a better shot at winning a gold.
     
  10. Sharkey

    Sharkey Who finishes 3rd?

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    That wasn't a poor showing. That was poor judging. Cruz probably won all 3 rounds against that Asanau kid, and had taken the 2nd round with plenty of room to spare. Cruz clearly won that fight against Asanau, who then went on and lost to Conlan in the semis in what was truthfully a closer fight for him than the one with Cruz should have been.
     
  11. TankAbbott4Eva

    TankAbbott4Eva Silver Belt

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    Is the Savon from Cuba related to Felix Savon? He's probably the only amateur boxer I remember, hard for me to tell but he looked like he'd at least have contended for the HW strap in his day.
     
  12. Sharkey

    Sharkey Who finishes 3rd?

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    Erislandy is Felix's nephew.
     
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    LOL I remember watching this

     
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    Also at bantam to get through is Muradjon Akhmadaliev who is a big puncher and relentless pressure figher, dropped Conlan in the finals of World Championships last year. Nikitin is also like that.

    Stevenson has a lot of hype but at mens level he hasn't beat a top international fighter yet. That and he likes to fight off the ropes sometimes which isn't good for judges. I remember he fought a Colombian at the qualifier and the guy kept coming and got up close, was able to land decently and give him a tough fight. Shakur can fight well on the inside too but this is arguably the most stacked weight class and there's a lot of tough outs.
     
  15. Kovalev's "Man Bag"

    Kovalev's "Man Bag" I don't do titles

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    It's too bad that Selimov is 30 now. He's a real talent. Talk about skill, check out his final fight (rubber match) with Lomachenko in WSB if you've never seen it. The guy is skilled as hell and slick too. Would've loved to see him turn pro around the time Loma did if not before, since Selimov is a couple years older.
     
  16. Sharkey

    Sharkey Who finishes 3rd?

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    If mentioning Akhmadaliev might as well add the guy I talked about who "beat" Cruz since Asanau has beat Akhmadaliev (multiple times I think) in the ammys, and has medaled at a few international tournaments including the bronze at Worlds.
     
  17. cuban23

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    Selimov is the favorite to win the gold, and he's definitely a favorite to medal.
     
  18. Sharkey

    Sharkey Who finishes 3rd?

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    I'd imagine Conceicao is the most likely to win gold in that weight class considering where the Games are taking place. All he really has to do is keep his fights reasonably close, which he should be able to do since he does have experience and quality to him. Conceicao actually got a decision over Lomachenko a few years ago at Worlds, but the decision was overturned later on for whatever reason.
     
  19. Queen B

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    Damn just found out that Virginia Fuchs didnt make the team, lost split decision in the last second.
     
  20. Sharkey

    Sharkey Who finishes 3rd?

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    I've heard of boxing officials twisting the rules around, but that right there may take the cake.
     
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