Amateur Boxing World Championship: Pat McCormack Goes for Gold, Approx 2pm Start Time

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Frazer Clarke loses semi-final spot at World Boxing Championships after verdict reviewed

Frazer Clarke has reacted angrily after he was stripped of a semi-final spot at the World Boxing Championships.

The British super-heavyweight won his bout with Maksim Babanin in Ekaterinburg on a split decision, but the Russian team lodged an appeal.

The final round scoring was reviewed and the result was overturned, with Babanin guaranteed a bronze medal.

"The best moment of my career and the worst happened within a few hours of each other," tweeted Clarke.


Nothing fishy about that :sad5
 
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Nothing fishy about that :sad5
I did actually think he lost but I don't like this review idea, it should be settled at the time and not the day after.

Saying that, I'm not a fan of F Clarke. I think he's taking up a spot that could benefit a younger fighter. He'll win nothing at the Olympics and would have been Mullered by that Jalolov.

C Clarke has gotten a raw deal with the weights, he far too small for that division now and will always loose out against the Supper Heavies that have boiled down.

That American, Davis, did really well against Oumiha, worked him out and looked a talent.

Good to see Cammarelle working the Italian corner.
 
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I did actually think he lost but I don't like this review idea, it should be settled at the time and not the day after.
I heard it could have went either way. And a fight deemed that close should never have to go under a review process. Fair enough for an outright robbery, but this just stinks of home cooking and corruption -- which is nothing new for amateur boxing, admittedly.
 
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Fair play to the IOC for telling AIBA to fuck off.

Honestly, give me the big 4 pro sanctioning bodies any day.
AIBA is far far more corrupt than any pro organisation man. Those cunts have turned the sport into a fuckin farce.

I haven't seen the Clarke fight but anywhere I've seen they've said the Russian probably won it. Close fights ain't robberies. Reviews should only be done where they is a real legitimate case for one like Conlan-Nikitin and Levit-Tischenko back in Rio.
 
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Those Uzbeks must be taught to throw the head in training. Been terrible this tournament.

The ref in the Bennama/Zoirov fight was a qt.
 
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Good win for McCormack, stayed in the clinch for too long at times but his left counter looked peachy today. Man these Uzbeks are wild as fuck.
 
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