- Published on Tuesday, 06 November 2012 16:46
Russia had long been one of the established world boxing powerhouses after having accumulated over 20 medals at the Olympic Games since the breakup of the Soviet Union, however with so much talent coming through the ranks worldwide, 2012 threatened to be the first time in which the country did not claim a gold medal at the greatest show on earth.
- Published on Thursday, 18 October 2012 16:09
There had been fears that the prodigious talent from Cuba would never fulfil his potential after being knocked in his first preliminary bout at the AIBA World Boxing Championships Baku 2011 but Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo came back in barnstorming fashion this summer to claim the sport’s biggest prize, the Olympic gold medal.
- Published on Monday, 15 October 2012 17:14
In a country with a rich heritage in combat sports, Japan has waited a long time to find a new boxing hero but that all changed this summer at the ExCeL Arena. Two months on from the London 2012 Olympic Games, Middleweight (75kg) superstar Ryota Murata is still basking in the glory of capturing his country’s first boxing gold medal since 1964.
- Published on Tuesday, 09 October 2012 14:46
It is almost two month now since the close of the London 2012 Olympic Games where 286 world class boxers took to the ring in what proved to be one of the most fiercely contested competitions in recent history. Thirteen athletes took home gold whilst two were awarded best boxer trophies. One man stood out from 250, Welterweight (69kg) master Serik Sapiyev of Kazakhstan, who took home the top prize as well as the Val Barker Trophy.
- Published on Friday, 31 August 2012 15:07
After Nicola Adams’ historic title, Great Britain’s first gold medal in the men’s competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games was achieved by Luke Campbell. The former European Bantamweight (56kg) Champion produced some moments of brilliance while his footwork was first class throughout as his clever game plans and tactics saw him claim the title in front of an adoring public at the ExCeL Arena.
- Published on Friday, 31 August 2012 14:13
18-year-old southpaw Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana claimed the most unexpected of gold medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games after coming through one of the toughest and most competitive weight categories. The Cuban Flyweight (52kg) teenager was the youngest amongst the medallist in the men’s competition and his gold medal made him the most exciting talents seen on the international stage for some time.
- Published on Friday, 31 August 2012 13:34
China's best ever boxer, Shiming Zou, made his know-how and ring savvy make the difference at the London 2012 Olympic Games as his experience told with several confident displays seeing him defend the title he won in Beijing four years ago. He became in the process the first ever Chinese fighter to win two Olympic gold medals in boxing.