Was Team USA heavyweight Michael Hunter Jr wronged by officials who miscounted the scores of his bout? (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Earlier we reported on the controversy in London for the middleweight fight between Anthony Ogogo of Great Britain and Ievgen Khyrtov of Ukraine. Ogogo score a massive upset win on judges' decision, made after an official tie score of 18-18 and a countback tie of 52-52.
However, the London 2012 site doesn't have a 52-52 score on their records. They have a score of 53-52 in favor of Khyrtov. Right now, reports out of London are that it appears this is an actual problem, and that the British team are appealing, at least from one report, which would give the impression that Ogogo will be eliminated. Gareth A. Davies reports that "technical delegates" are looking into it.
So what's the next issue? Well, if you look at the official box score for yesterday's heavyweight fight between American Michael Hunter Jr and Russia's Artur Beterbiev, we've got another problem: Hunter, who lost a 10-10 fight on countback, was actually up 30-29 on countback scores.
If both of these results mean that officials miscalculated and twice announced the wrong winner, we've got some serious issues in London. A screenshot of the Hunter-Beterbiev box score is after the jump.