Yeah i read a small article on it, not much detail but I think he had been in contact with his home team which is against the rules. Him another sent home and the German ref who dq'ed the boxer for leading with his head has been suspended so far. Hopefully they start cracking down on this more and getting rid of the bad apples.Its good that the right man won but there have been equally bad decisions in the games that havent been changed. I feel sorry for some of those guys from smaller nations who dont have the same political weight behind their appeals.
Hopefully this will encourage better judging & refereeing.
Has anyone else read about the technical official Aghajan Abiyev (from Azerbijan) who has been sent home for "mulitple breaches of the code of conduct" ??
As long as they stay on top then it shouldn't be too bad. they were quick to throw Khytrov's teams appeal out. They probably know the answer before an appeal is submitted on most cases. The fellow that got DQ'ed didn't appeal at all but the referee was suspended, he would have had a good case for a re-match if he had bothered.It makes me worry that every close decision will be scrutinised and an appeal launched. Don't get me wrong, it's good that Spence has gone thru, but where does it stop?
A few bad decisions and your coming out with statements like this: :lol:This one was overturned again due to a breach of rules. Team USA complained that the Indian guy should've had points deducted and warnings which weren't given. So the same with the Shimizu one, it was overturned due to incorrect officiating. I watched it a mile away from a tv in my local but it looked to me like Spence should've won anyway.
The boxing in these olympic games is still a farce sadly :-(
But it is though, a farce is a show of unlikely, improbably or extravagant situations. I could name around ten bouts so far that meet this.You're calling the whole tournamant a farce because of a handfull of iffy calls, at least 2 of which were recified on appeal? Its a lazy, knee jerk, cliched and plain inaccurate word to use in this context. Given that you've admitted tournament is not worse than most others, and better than some, I guess we can just call Olympic boxing in general a farce and stop bothering to watch it.
But that fight wasn't close and reeked of hometown cooking. I've watched the fight three times and had Savon at least six points ahead and winning every single round. On top of that we have had the aforementioned fight that saw six knockdown's ignored and the round called even. A DQ for leading with the head, so poor a DQ even the Cuban opponent looked bemused by the situation.10? Could you? Or would you be reduced to the ridiculous situation of calling fights like Joshua-Savon a farce where where due to the vagaries of the amateur scoring system a close fight went against what a lot of people, most of whom have never scored an amateur fight in their life and didn't even come up with any concrete numbers for the fight themselves, thought?
Either way, to call the tournment as a whole "a farce" is way out of line IMHO as you've pretty much admitted in a previous post. As a British boxing fan theres absolutely no need to start wearing the hair shirt over this Olympic boxing tournament but, then again, I guess us Brits love a good moan.