The light heavyweight gold medal fight has been set, with the semifinals for the division over in London. Here's the quick recap.
Egor Mekhontcev (Russia) def. Yamaguchi Falcao (Brazil), 23-11: Mekhontcev turned it up a notch here, and denied Yamaguchi a chance to join his brother, middleweight Esquiva, in the gold medal round. By the end of this one, it had gotten quite one-sided, with the Russian outclassing the stylish, strong Brazilian. I still think both Falcao brothers could be quality professionals.
Adilbek Niyazymbetov (Kazakhstan) vs Oleksandr Gvozdyk (Ukraine), 13-13 on countback: Well this one's up there with as bad a decision as we've seen. Gvozdyk outclassed Niyazymbetov in the latter two rounds after a 4-4 opening round (which could easily have gone to Gvozdyk, too). It's the first atrocious decision we've seen in the semifinals. Let's see if it's the last!
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