Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Russell Loses Olympic Medal Bid By Split Decision!

The Olympic journey for Capitol Heights, MD's Gary Antuanne Russell is over.  Earlier today, Russell lost a tough split decision to Fazliddin Gaibnazarov of Uzbekistan in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Russell fought what looked like a quality first round, as he put the pressure on Gaibnazarov. However, the judges scored the first round in favor of Gaibnazarov.  During the second round, Gaibnazarov began to move side-to-side to avoid Russell's forward attack.  The referee repeatedly asked the boxer from Uzbekistan to come forward and box but did not take away any points.  Russell also suffered a cut over the right eye in the second.

Russell put on a solid effort in the third as he landed solid punches and tried to win the contest but it wasn't enough.  Russell lost by a 2-1 decision.

2 comments:

Ross Molovinsky said...

Light Heavyweight Champion Andre "SOG" Ward said it best:

"The young Champ Gary Russell fought a beautiful fight today in the Olympics in RIO, I don't think he lost a round!! They took the fight from him, I don't get it. What more did he have to do?!?! Hold your head up Champ, you won that fight!! #USA #shame"

Redz Redz said...

Gary won 2 of three rounds and clearly won the fight the judge's needs to at least have fought one time in there life to competently judge a fight, at least your pro carrier can began, your style is more suited for the pro game good luck G, D.C. and your Family is PROUD of you & did not let your Family down.