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Definately a hometown decision for this lad,disgraceful decision.

Reminds me of frank bruno alot,too muscular,slow of thought,slow of feet,ponderous, easy to catch with a punch.

Warren may want him to turn pro now but the lad would be eaten up,warren stay away.

Posted August 22, 2012 3:16 pm 


Bet you’re an American, aren’t you, Jackson? That would be why you know so much about the heavyweight hype machine.

Posted August 16, 2012 2:50 pm 


the reason many of your heavyweights from england are judged harshly is the build up. i was told that joshua was a wrecking machine…ready to take over where lewis left off. of course i have fallen for this hype again and again. chisora won 2 rounds against a one-armed fighter and he was a monster as well. haye beat one top 10 fighter in 5 years…again…..if the posters had just said joshua was raw, inexperienced, but was strong and had a good chance of progressing in the pro ranks, then we wouldnt judge him so harshly…..we would say sure, yeh, hes got a chance. but when we hear he is a monster and he looks like he lost one, maybe two fights, we get a little cynical…but it shouldnt be aimed at joshua, just his cheerleaders…

Posted August 14, 2012 4:04 am 


being like bruno is not a bad thing at all….he is rich, respected and though never a heavyweight champion of note, he owned a belt. we think a fighter is a bum if they arent number one. every fighter in the top 10 is equal to an all star in any other sport….they deserve only respect.

Posted August 14, 2012 3:51 am 


Wasn’t the Vietnam/Chinese Army a lot tougher than the Faulklands. And wasn’t England in Vietnam as well….?

Posted August 14, 2012 3:33 am 


Sour Grapes from all the dissapointed Americans/Italians and children that simply don’t understand Olympic boxing. As BoxingBarlow stated,while watching the final,it was easy to miss the shots either fghter landed, but on playback it was evident Joshua landed many clean solid shots that you may have missed.This is why Olympic/ amateur boxing is so hard to score, the shots you think are scoring and the shots you don’t see scoring, you don’t see, maybe that’s why they have 5 judges.There was no hometown cooking going on here. This isn’t Texas or Germany.Were the judges swayed by the homecrowd going crazy everytme they THOUGHT Joshua landed? Quite probably, but as a competitor you know that’s a possibility and deal with it. Watching the Italians flap around like the bad sports they are was hilarious.The Savon fight looked very close to me, but Joshua beat Cam, no doubt. Did Joshua look like a superstar? NO.Do any of you haters realise that he’s just 22, with just 4 years of experience? Hence a baby, esp in HW terms? Compared to Cammarelle ” I’m 32,should have turned pro about 8 years ago but don’t fancy my chan es against the Kbros, so I stayed amateur to have at least 6 years or more experience against my Olympic comp”….Joshua will go pro at some point, with some more experience,then get himself partnered up with Emmanual and he’ll grow into a world champion, possibly a dominant one. Anyone who has eyes and doesn’t share a brain with uncle Cletus can see that Joshua will be suited better to the pro game.Nuff said.Whiners go cry into your coco pops.

Posted August 14, 2012 3:32 am 


but he will never have handspeed…it just aint there….vladimir had fast hands even when he was muscle bound….but he can work around that with timing and technique….i still think tyson is a bit better, but we will see….

Posted August 13, 2012 9:51 pm 


well the kid does look a lot like bruno….but if he could lose a little from the upper body, esp the arms…he may be quicker and not as stiff. its what vladimir did and it made a lot of difference…put the weight back on, only on the lower body. being arm heavy also causes you to lean in, which he generally resisted to the last round. just because he was shaken doesnt mean he doesnt have a good chin…he was hurt by a puncher and was probably very tense…he will also tend to wear down as the rounds go along, tending to gas out if he keeps the upper body weight on. but england was amazing in the olympics considering the size of their country. kentucky fried, dont forget, america’s military is protecting england too….and has for many years….we are in this together.

Posted August 13, 2012 9:44 pm 

Kentucky fried yank

Strange how our yankie losers scream “robbery”. It is the Yankee national pastime To rob/fix/steal/cheat and then some. The yankboys never got over getting their arse`s whooped in Nam. Grow some nuts yankee boys .

Posted August 13, 2012 8:21 pm 


Kid is an 11 second 100m runner. That is as quick as me so I dont know why he is slow. But he seems to be Brunoesque. He is better than Fury though and I think he just needs less weights more boxing

Posted August 13, 2012 7:58 pm 


i may have overrated the loss because he had so much hype going into the fight and turned out to be a disappointment. i was rooting for him…not against…but hes just too slow and stiff…sorry if thats hating….tyson is a better prospect, and im not high on tyson.

Posted August 13, 2012 7:54 pm 


Jackson you bias hater, that was the only real highlight for the Italian guy. He won on decision so by definition that was decided by the judges…….saying he lost decisively is therefore more bias rubbish.

Posted August 13, 2012 7:50 pm 


joshua got hit with a 4 punch combination in the corner in one spot alone and should have been further behind after round one. he lost all three rounds and was, sadly, exposed…if all the world sees it differently, then perhaps you should have your eyesight checked…he lost decisively. what joshua does reveal to us is big is not necessarily better and it may not be the future of the heavyweight division, it is rare for a big man to possess the coordination and speed necessary for the professional ranks….

Posted August 13, 2012 7:44 pm 


the sad news is joshua is not what i had hoped. he lost twice, still got a gold medal and will still ride a wave of hype, but he is way to slow, stiff and one dimensional to ever be heavyweight champion–unless he can enlist the same judges from London for every professional fight.

Posted August 13, 2012 7:37 pm 


VOK’S SAKE. Wee must have stole a few world medals this last few years as well. Ya diddy

Posted August 13, 2012 6:44 pm 


If Joshua lost to a Cuban and it seems even his countrymen know he lost……then your gold medal is s and bogus. Because you didn’t really win it, it was given to you. But he has the gold medal! But…but….he didn’t deserve it…..and who was that guy that beat RJJ for his? Enjoy Audley 2.0, at least he actually won his though. :mrgreen:

Posted August 13, 2012 6:41 pm 

Daly jr

In regard to your questioning our medal haul………… The funding for british olympic boxing is now bigger than ever. Furthermore, our boxers have been more successful in the other amatuer tournaments in recent years (worlds and euros), because of 1;extra funding, and 2; a decent crop of fighters coming through at the same time, Probably due to the extra funding helping to get our boys to these tournaments to gain experience against the other top boys

Posted August 13, 2012 5:03 pm 

Daly jr

Im scottish, so dont say im biast towards the brittish, because the guys im deffending are english. Yeh Ogogo got a gift, and yeh Joshua got a gift vs pavon. Is that the 2 decisions you are baseing your analysis on?? Tom Stalker (british fighter) was robbed!!!!! Vicky pembleton (uk cyclist) was wrongfuly disqualified!!!! Does that even it out for you?? How about the 15 second penalty brownlee wrongfuly received in the triathlon, which lost him the silver medal? Do i realy need to go on? Do you get my point?

Posted August 13, 2012 4:55 pm 


there’s clear disctiction between a home town bias (which is bad in general) and a boxing tournament organized by british, which is an entire level altogether. you crooks had been having between one and no gold at olympics for longer than I care to remember. and will have in the future. this IS the level of your amateur boxing. what you’ve stolen on top of that in London is just this – stolen goods. enjoy. ogogo’s your gorizontal chumpion of the future.

Posted August 13, 2012 4:01 pm 


Daley, it’s beyond pathetic. If a Ukrainian athlete’s parent(s) were born in Mongolia or Turkey are we going to say he doesn’t represent the Ukraine?

Posted August 13, 2012 3:54 pm 


Yeah, there will always be some favoritism. Hard to extinguish without an alien visit as Peace suggested. The judges would have to not know where the fighters are from. But we should distinguish between relatively close fight and Japanese Bantamweight/Roy Jones highway robberies.

Posted August 13, 2012 3:51 pm 


let me guess: are you brit?

Posted August 13, 2012 3:51 pm 


totally agree… i think joshua won the fourth round too (ironic)

Posted August 13, 2012 3:41 pm 


Joshua will be worse then Audly in pros. Harrison at least won his Olympic gold. this one just got gift decisions along the way to his ‘victory’. the other chump ogogo was even worse though. I’d like to see brits making that piece of nothing a chump as well. Just to make everything even clearer.

Posted August 13, 2012 3:12 pm 


Even Joshua, his team, his family and all the Brits knew that Joshua LOST the semifinal against the Cuban and also the final against the Italian Cammarelle. What a robbery in boxing again! Peace.

Posted August 13, 2012 3:11 pm 


Human beings are so biased in this world; there’s ALWAYS a Favoritism for the hometown or country athlete. Let the Aliens come to rule this earth some day.

Posted August 13, 2012 3:08 pm 


Joshua clearly LOST to the Cuban in the semifinal and then Cammarelle in the final. Period. British home cooking.

Posted August 13, 2012 3:03 pm 


Lol brittard logic a negro is english! like the queen lol.

Posted August 13, 2012 3:00 pm 


how? are you blind he is african lol britard like enis fake team gb

Posted August 13, 2012 2:57 pm 


Joshua won 2 close fights and while “who won” is debatable here, it was nothing like Roy Jones being robbed in South Korea, or the criminal who tried to steal a win from the Japanese Bantamweight. Hope Joshua turns pro. Congrats to the British who won 3 Boxing Gold Medals !!!

Posted August 13, 2012 1:20 pm 


by the way: I don’t care about race…

Posted August 13, 2012 12:49 pm 


Cammarelle clearly won this one on points! s**t of homecooking!

Posted August 13, 2012 12:48 pm 


I agree Joshua lost against the Cuban but I felt he won the final and he did win the final also nobody is moaning about Stalker’s fight vs the mongolian which I felt he won and a few other close ones not involving British fighters. People cannot see that the fact it was won on countback proves no wrongdoing as there is no way that could be planned in any boxers favour in advance, I am sure the pro Joshua crowd did have an influence but is that not the case with all home fighters?

Posted August 13, 2012 12:39 pm 


If Joshua was born in England and/or has English citizenship he is every bit as English as the Queen.

Posted August 13, 2012 12:35 pm 


Nice to see someone talk sense they are all cracking fighters and although I am a Brit feel Joshua lost against the Cuban but clearly beat Dytshko and I felt he beat the Italian (actually had the fight even going into round 3 with Joshua clearly won.

Posted August 13, 2012 12:31 pm 


In fact you make yourself look pretty dumb as Wlad was born in Khazakstan and Vitali in Kirghiztan so are both Ukranian imports :mrgreen:

Posted August 13, 2012 12:28 pm 


How is he imported he was born in Watford?

Posted August 13, 2012 12:25 pm 


Joshua’s” WIN ” , was as valid as Ogogo’s
against Khytrov ! Both were blatant,
glaring losses , due to horribly biased
refereeing , in obvious favor of the ” home ” boxers . Just a couple examples of a huge number of glaring , horrible
oficiating , due to ; partiality , incompetence and just plain stupidity .
Not a great testimonial for the ” Olympic
Spirit ” !

Posted August 13, 2012 12:17 pm 


I kept on thinking that it was not a good tournament as there were no Americans and few Cubans. Then I realised the whole sport has moved on and the Brits and the eastern Europeans rule and that should not detract one bit from what we were watching. It was high quality.

Posted August 13, 2012 11:45 am 

The Kingslayer

The Italian done nothing in the final round.

Posted August 13, 2012 11:36 am 


The ‘Cuban’, Savon also clearly has some ‘African ancestry’ somewhere falrly recently down the line as well.

Posted August 13, 2012 11:22 am 

Neil (pomy)

The Cuban did … but not the Italian …… and both fights were close.

Posted August 13, 2012 11:06 am 

night train

I from the US, and I really don;t care what country a boxer hails from, but the Brits on here seem to get all worked up with pride and favoritism when a man with african ancestry wins a gift medal. the Italian and the cuban beat him.

Posted August 13, 2012 10:52 am 

Neil (pomy)

Could be right Tony ..

Posted August 13, 2012 10:12 am 


textbook robbery joshua is a china chin who was on q ueer street moment before and lost 2 rounds of 3 on cards I score 3 a draw deal with it brittart lol

Posted August 13, 2012 10:01 am 


keep dreaming phoney tony all you talk is past and future klitschko is NOW

Posted August 13, 2012 9:59 am 


lol toney baloney how can joshua be english he is one more imported false idle you cant make your own so you farm these boys in to your team gb lol :mrgreen:

Posted August 13, 2012 9:57 am 


Like I’ve been saying the future of the HW division is in England.

Posted August 13, 2012 9:53 am 

Neil (pomy)

lol, what a load of jealous numpties …. I know you cant stand seeing a Brit do well, but Joshua won ….. get over it. Just becuase you hate the Brits, doesnt make that fight a robbery, lol.

Posted August 13, 2012 9:48 am 

Europe is the Home of Boxing

Although I don’t agree with the decision you cannot blame the bias of being the home nation. Great Britain were on the wrong end of some shocking decisions in the olympics, most notably Victoria Pendleton DQ’d for being elbowed and pushed outside the sprint lines in the track cycling.

Posted August 13, 2012 9:38 am 


for America?

Posted August 13, 2012 9:37 am 


Suppose the main advantage to being the host nation is that you get to rob the odd medal here and there. How the hell did they give that win to Joshua. The guy lost twice in these Olympics but still got a gold.

Posted August 13, 2012 9:32 am 


Well said. Spot on

Posted August 13, 2012 9:31 am 

Neil (pomy)

great post Rod.

Posted August 13, 2012 9:29 am 


Billl f#ck off. Go and shag your boyfriend klit face. Your a cun1

Posted August 13, 2012 9:27 am 


Joshua, Dychko and that Mago guy are freaks in the making. They can all improve, they are all young and need to refine their craft in the pro ranks but Joshua had four very hard test. The cuban, arguably a draw. The giant chinese guy who got the silver in 08 who he KOed. He clearly beat Dychko and he got the nod against the italian. He landed the harder shots close fight but he won. Dychko will be awesome. Mago is short but with his punching power will go far and Joshua is an athletic freak. Again they all need to improve but they all have MASSIVE POTENTIAL. STOP HATING. RESPECT TALENT EVEN IF IT IS STILL RAW

Posted August 13, 2012 9:17 am 

lloyd money mayweather

getting board of american writers slaggin the games, cant wait until price is put in with any american heavywieght. wonder what they will write then?????

Posted August 13, 2012 9:12 am 


martin luther use this to call his own kind

Posted August 13, 2012 8:41 am 


that was the ilegal thumbing

Posted August 13, 2012 8:37 am 

Neil (pomy)

Look at this nazis using terms like “negro” ….. what an idiot.

Posted August 13, 2012 8:27 am 


I like the British heavies, and I am convinced that one of them will unite the belts in a few years. But this will NOT be Joshua, he got two gift decisions in this tournament, and he will be exposed as a pro as soons as he leaves his home ground. That is absolutely sure, the hype and his gifted gold medal won’t help him vs. a good hw boxer. Either that, or he should either stay in Britain for all of his pro “career” or train and learn. But he was already rocked and had wobbly legs (even with head protection), so he seems to be a bit chinny. Not a good sign for a wannabe coming hw star.

Posted August 13, 2012 8:16 am 

Neil (pomy)

Some of you guys are a bunch of oportunistic, liars ……. the fight for the gold medal was close but Joshua won. Mnay of you cry “robbery” for no other reason than you hate the Brits.

Posted August 13, 2012 6:53 am 

Neil (pomy)

.. and which 3 rounds were these?

Posted August 13, 2012 6:51 am 


Clearly, he did.

Posted August 13, 2012 6:43 am 

Bill (KlichKO brothers are the best REAL HEAVYWEIGHTS ever)

New olympic formula from AIBA – give money, lose three rounds, win the fight.

Posted August 13, 2012 6:38 am 

Ray Winstone

The boxing medals for Rio 2016 should be awarded next week, why bother waiting four years just to see dodgy judging going the way of the home town fighter.

Posted August 13, 2012 6:20 am 

Dixon Bainbridge

No way did Joshua pull back 3 points in the last round. Good day Sir

Posted August 13, 2012 6:05 am 


Fully agree, good comment, Joshua has a lot to learn. If the Olympics were in Rome or anywhere else, the coing would have fallen on the other side.

Posted August 13, 2012 6:01 am 


The virtue of the fact that the countback, by a separate set of judges, gave the fight to Joshua by a wider margin spoke volumes. This was not a ‘robbery’ in any sense of the term. It’s blind hate from people who didn’t see the fight, don’t understand the scoring system, have an issue with Britain or Joshua himself. Throwing around ‘robbery’ in such a way merely exposes these people and their blind bias.

Posted August 13, 2012 4:51 am 

Neil (pomy)

No controversey here … Joshua won. He may have been lucky to beaten the Cuban, but the right man won the final.

Posted August 13, 2012 4:47 am 


Having watched the olympic tournament since LA 1983 I reckon this was the fairest tournament of the lot. There was 1 or 2 bouts that were dodgy for scoring and in one the ref got kicked out and the Japanese boxer reinstated on appeal. No robberies a la RJJ in Seoul. For anyone screaming foul over the Joshua result you’re barking up the wrong tree. Was close, could have gone either way but Joshua got the nod on count back. That’s not a robbery. Quit crying.

Posted August 13, 2012 4:41 am 


Anyone claiming this was a ‘robbery’ is clearly ill informed or has an agenda. Was a close fight that Joshua just edged. A close fight that is edged by the home fighter doesn’t automatically become a ‘robbery’. The Savon fight was closer and I had that to Savon, though Joshua would KO Savon in a pro fight, based on what I saw. People need to give the kid more credit, he is a relative novice. Camarelle is an extremely experienced amateur fighter with championship success at the very top level. The fight was close. Novice vs Experienced champ. Deserves respect for that. Same with his fight with Savon, who has a great amateur style. Joshua also beat the favoured Dychko and that one was not open to debate. The lad is young and very raw but looks like he has the right attributes to make it as a PRO. He should stay amatuer for a couple more years and refine his game, give the spotlight a chance to dim a bit then he can develop without criticism from fans who would expect him in with Wlad after 5 fights. He needs a lot of work.

Posted August 13, 2012 4:24 am 


Haha ‘ a sour taste’ in his mouth at the medal, deluded, clearly. Joshua won the first, second was Cammerelle’s, the 3rd was Joshuas. Close fight but my gd how can you call it hometown decision in a fight like that? oh thats right, becuase you want to hate. if this was in the US the posts here would be way way different.

Posted August 13, 2012 3:54 am 

The Geeza

Was a close fight you cant call that a robbery I did like the cuban in the first round though that guy has a touch of class the way he boxes but even that wasnt a clear one way or the other

Posted August 13, 2012 3:45 am 

the voice of reason

yeah this was a bulls**** decision – talk about homeland favouritism. The italian clearly won the first two rounds. I wish joshua well but even he must see he didnt deserve this. If i was him id have a sour taste in my mouth when i looked at the medal. He just didnt fight well at all and on that performance i think his decision to stay in the amateurs is a good one

Posted August 13, 2012 3:39 am 


Fixfixfixfixfixfixfixfixfixfix. Yeah, hope now Coe and cronies are happy with the feel-good story and the extra gold. This young guy is a superstar in the making and did deservedly claw his way to the final, but the gold was not his. Booooo!

Posted August 13, 2012 3:22 am 


Exactly , that was the biggest Robbery … They guy Was counted two times in round two and still 2 of three judges gave the round to obgogo ??? Outragious!!!!

Posted August 13, 2012 1:57 am 

God Save The Queen

And how exactly has he been proven to have a glass jaw??? IDIOT

Posted August 13, 2012 12:38 am 


shut up limey ,Joshua lost very first fight and lost it clearly, he also lost his last fight .He ain’t no champion, just a glass jawed britbum.

Posted August 12, 2012 11:52 pm 


Very close fight. Josh seemed to control most of round 1 then the italian really opened up in the last 30 seconds and took the round but it was close. Round 2 seemed very even and at the end of the second round I have the italian slightly ahead. Round three was totally Josh’s round. He fought very aggressive and landed alot more punches. The main point is Josh landed much harder punches than actually seemed to hurt the italian. At the end of the fight it was very even and could have gone either way but josh clearly landed harder punches. It’s a win, it’s a good win. Controversial, a controversial as most of the medals. Josh, Dychko and Mago should got pro, they are all very talented.

Posted August 12, 2012 11:19 pm 


Even Stevie Wonder could see that the Italian boxer won that fight.
Anthony needs to buy those judges a big drink because they did him a massive favour with their scoring.

Posted August 12, 2012 10:55 pm 


Blah de blah, jealous Americans! loool

Posted August 12, 2012 8:58 pm 


NO. Awful decision. Thats two in Joshuas favour. Makes you wonder whats happenning there. Lot of money to be made off a heavyweight British kid with a gold medal in the pro ranks. Think Audley Harrison! Will be interesting to see who signs him. Sad to see olympic boxing judging still so suspect in 2012. Thought it was odd to see a boxing judge take the oath of honesty in the opening ceremony out of all the officials. Seem we still have a way to go.

Posted August 12, 2012 8:50 pm 


Has to be a huge dissapointment for neil-pomie and all the uk klan. All the stuff I heard about joshua I thought he would impress. Nowhere close to impressing. But he is young and if he stays with it he could blossom in pro boxing. His olympics gold medal is clearly irrelevant though.

Posted August 12, 2012 8:49 pm 


Joshua lost two fights in this tournament but still nod the gold……. :roll: – his pro run will be even worse than Harrison.

Posted August 12, 2012 8:40 pm 


most people have no idea how the scoring system works yet rant and rave anyway.

Posted August 12, 2012 8:39 pm 


The whole world is corrupt deal with it.It sucks,it is what is though.Cuba gets robbed the most for some reason & Brits rewarded a lot no surprise there though.Just a shame cause these cuban kids eat sleep & breath boxing but the payed off judges could care less who’s dreams they crush.

Posted August 12, 2012 8:26 pm 

Big Al

Controversial!??!? Savon beat Joshua too. More than one controversy = something’s fixed.

Posted August 12, 2012 7:23 pm 

Fight Aficionado

“Money talks I suppose: A young muscular Western Brit destined for the pro’s, or a storied old Italian to forever battle in the amateur ranks? Easy answer.” – Agreed Juneau. The pro will be a cash machine for years to come whereas the other guy won’t even make the next Olympics. What I don’t get is WTF this Italian stayed amateur when he’d have made millions going pro.

Posted August 12, 2012 7:19 pm 

Fight Aficionado

Joshua’s gold medal will always be tainted by corrupt judges. Olympics boxing in Rio is supposedly going back to the 10 point must system. That’ll improve the absurd scoring but it won’t solve corrupt judges, the scourge of our sport whether amateur or pro. Remember they went to this stupid bean counting system after Roy got robbed in South Korea after beating a Korean’s ass. Those judges should’ve been tied up and thrown into the Olympic torch, live during the closing ceremonies.

Posted August 12, 2012 7:15 pm 

The Prince

The entire Olympics was biased and robbing fighters left and right. It was a disgrace.

Posted August 12, 2012 7:04 pm 


That’s how I’ve seen things. Takes the sheen off things. I have a bad taste in my mouth, and it ain’t cheap cooking! No wonder the French and Germans were suspect. Joshua in my opinion will not succeed in the pro’s, unless he moves to Germany and changes his nationality!!!

But it is sad to see. There is still too much corruption in boxing. Money talks I suppose: A young muscular Western Brit destined for the pro’s, or a storied old Italian to forever battle in the amateur ranks? Easy answer.

Posted August 12, 2012 6:57 pm 


Is was a joke, the Italian had clearly won.
Britain is corrupt as hell !

Posted August 12, 2012 6:01 pm 

Surprise Surprise

Keep on celebrating your BUM ass fighters gift decisions.

Posted August 12, 2012 5:59 pm 

Surprise Surprise

Nobody celebrates a good ol’ fashion gift the way the Brits do. BS decisions are treated like great victories. Will be fun watching the Brits celebrate this guy only to go on and watch him get KTFO.

Posted August 12, 2012 5:58 pm 

Land of the muppets…..

Mmmmmmm……the only thing better than seeing the USA fail in the boxing is listening them whining about everyone else. Keep going, it`s like music to our ears. “Oooooooh why are we so irrelevant, oooooooh why do we owe China so much money, ooohhh why don`t we go invade another tiny country somewhere”. Tell you what why don`t you boys go drink some moonshine, listen to “Sweet home alabama” on repeat 50 times then go shoot up another Sikh temple. Yeeehah…

Posted August 12, 2012 5:35 pm 


Eish Joshua, is great boxing at home, eh!!!! SHAME

Posted August 12, 2012 5:09 pm 

I Luv Thai Pu55y

Ha Ha, your sot on.. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted August 12, 2012 4:56 pm 

I Luv Thai Pu55y


Posted August 12, 2012 4:55 pm 

I Luv Thai Pu55y

Judging was appalling once again at the Olympic Boxing, it spoilt what should of been a great week of boxng action, i wanted Joshua to win but i thought he was so so lucky to get the nod, not to sure how the count back works but it certainly worked for him, he needs to get himself a good pro traimer and start a pro career,

Posted August 12, 2012 4:53 pm 


Joshua is a joke!!! 3 gift decisions to get a GOLD!! They might as well have just given him the gold at the start of the olympics and said bollocks to the fights.

Posted August 12, 2012 4:47 pm 


worst olympics ever.

Posted August 12, 2012 4:34 pm 

no clue

2012 London Olympic Boxing – ONE BIG FOUL MESS OF JUDGING TRAVESTY .. the worst EVER … i stopped watching after they gave the decision to Gogogog against Khytrov

Posted August 12, 2012 4:33 pm 

Bill (KlichKO brothers are the best REAL HEAVYWEIGHTS ever)


Posted August 12, 2012 4:32 pm 


joshua=britain=london2012=super gift

Posted August 12, 2012 4:21 pm 


Saw a few good fights in the Olympics but the judging is so off-based that many of the ‘winners’ don’t really deserve their medals. Hope they adapt it to a pro style in time for Rio because as is it’s a joke.

Posted August 12, 2012 4:08 pm 


What a rip. Here’s my entry from the article yesterday (below):

August 11, 2012 at 4:25 pm
This Joshua fellow is made of teflon–the fight with the cuban was disputed in some circles. Other matches he’s squeaked by. That said Cammi ain’t the same fighter he was in ’08. Should be a close one. I’m looking forward to the smaller heavy’s.

Posted August 12, 2012 4:07 pm 


If Joshua should turn pro, he will be tested outside the UK. We’ll see wether he can win without the help of the judges then. Up to then, his story is tainted by gift decisions. Mabe he’ll prove himself, maybe not, but this olympic boxing tournament was overloaded with wrong decisions for homeboys just like every olympic tournament.

Posted August 12, 2012 4:05 pm 


Every sport submitted to judges have to been suspended from olympic games !!!!!

Posted August 12, 2012 3:52 pm 


Gift decision for a terrible boxer in Joshua. The guy should not go pro. He’s a terrible boxer and size only gets you that far.

Posted August 12, 2012 3:42 pm 


Close fight, should’ve been a draw but anyway does it matter both guys looked terrible imo.

Posted August 12, 2012 3:29 pm 


Joshua gets another gift decision. They should have given him the gold medal before the Olympics began.

Posted August 12, 2012 3:22 pm 

Top Hat

Well done josh. Olympic champion, many congratulations

Posted August 12, 2012 3:12 pm 


Totally agree…. i thought Beijing was the height of boxong robbereis , but London 2012 has seen both some shameful refereeing and some systematic cheating of boxers scores….

Some by judges NOT scoring blows that should have been counted and others by magically scoring boxers who never hit the target….

IMHO, most of the winners had already been pre-ordained in teh minds of the AIBA…..

Amateur boxing is more crooked than professional boxing and that is really saying something!

Would be nice if we could get a list of the refs and judges for some of these robberies and lobby the AIBA to get them struck off…..

Posted August 12, 2012 3:06 pm 


Cuban was robbed, but AIBA and Brits new that Cuba, never complain about decisions like the true amateurs they are – even tho it must have totally p’d them off…

They too invested 4 years into getting a Super Heavyweight champion, lest we forget!

Posted August 12, 2012 3:03 pm 


Totally agree, the Cuban (nephew of Felix Savon?) was the victim of a hometown decision…. Us Brits can never, ever complain of a hometown decision again, IMHO!
If italian only got a 2 pt margin for the 2nd when he had Josh on verge of an 8 count, then no-way did Josh win rnd 3 by 3 pts!!!!

This last fortnight has proven AIBA and amateur boxing to be even MORE corrupt than professional boxing!

Posted August 12, 2012 2:59 pm 

Surprise Surprise

What a shocker….2 gifts.

They might as well have given him the gold medal on day 1 of the games.

Posted August 12, 2012 2:46 pm 


100% Brit but i have to side with Cammarelle but as ive said before i can’t work out the scoring system, 1 point for a knockdown is stupid and i saw a flurry of scoring hits today from both boxers which should have registered 3 or 4 points but that was me sat at home !

Posted August 12, 2012 2:40 pm 


Ha! Just think of how different the Olympic medal results would have been had Chicago been selected over London!

Posted August 12, 2012 2:31 pm 


Someone please tell Mr. Joshua if he turns pro, DO NOT follow the Fraudley Harrison path to “greatness”.

Posted August 12, 2012 2:22 pm 


You’re british right?

Posted August 12, 2012 2:16 pm 


british “champion” clearly lost his first and last fights. Olympic “champion” hahahhaha.

Posted August 12, 2012 2:14 pm 


The Italian was leading by 3 points before the final round, and he was still 3 points ahead after the final round. Robbery, and not the only one of the Olympic boxing tournament. But that also happened back in Peking. Olympic boxing is even more dictated by crooks than pro boxing. It’s just no longer worth watching.

Posted August 12, 2012 2:11 pm 


Im a brit and thought it was very close could have gone either way , but i was edging towards the italian although joshua did have a good last round when he landed a lot of good punches even more visible on slow motion replay! For a guy who as only been boxing 4 years Joshua did amazing even to be there and he has a lot of potential, lets hope he gets the right training with a good coach and if he does turn pro think he should have manny steward as is trainer!

Posted August 12, 2012 2:05 pm 


Why did they bother staging the fight, he was always going to be given the gold medal. He got a gift against the Cuban fighter when he was clearly beaten. If he got ko’d in the final they would have found a way of getting him the win.

Posted August 12, 2012 1:56 pm 

Cheese Cake

These guys are so awkward…what an ugly fight…

Posted August 12, 2012 1:55 pm 


Joshua has all the physical attibutes to be a great HW but he needs to brush up on his skills a bit. hope he makes it though as he seems like a great guy and if managed properly could go all the way.

Posted August 12, 2012 1:53 pm 

the unhappy customer


Posted August 12, 2012 1:25 pm 

Popkins – Boycott Pacquiao v Bradley 2

Close fight. Cammarelle shouldn’t have been three points up after two rounds, but equally I don’t think Joshua pulled three points back in the last. It was a close, tight fight, a draw IMO. Scoring amateur boxing is very,very subjective anyway…..I’m glad Anthony won…it’s good for boxing…he’s a young guy, and EVERY boxing fan will enjoy watching him develop as a pro!

Posted August 12, 2012 1:24 pm 


Rd 1 i think was equal rd 2 was Joshuas until the last 30 seconds so i had that equal and he did win the third.

I think he did do enough to win. But he didnt really impress against these guys but he is clearly getting better quickly

Posted August 12, 2012 1:19 pm 

boxing barlow

I agree I had him loosing, however when the BBC played it back in slow mo the clips they shown were of Joshua countering well on the back foot whilst his opponent used his chin as his offence. Not sure if this though was a bit of BBC propaganda ?

Posted August 12, 2012 1:15 pm 

Daly jr

I thought it was questionable how he managed to claw back 3 points in the final round too. But i also questioned camarelle being 3 points up after the second. When he wobbled Joshua at the end of the second, i thought that leveled the scores. So i was shocked when camarelle was 3 up. This IMO was the right decision, a close one, but the right one. His first fight was a robbery though

Posted August 12, 2012 1:14 pm 


No harm, but Joshua should probably never even have made the final, as I reckon he lost his first bout. In regards to the gold, I’m not surprised Cammarelle appealed the decision. Not a hater, I just wasn’t convinced Joshua overturned a three point deficit in the third.

Posted August 12, 2012 1:05 pm 

boxing barlow

Hmmm, strange one, am not sure where I stand. At first glance watching the fight, even at such a fast pace I had Joshua loosing, but then when u seek the replays you seen some great boxing by Joshua. So how biased was the commentary and the replays?

Posted August 12, 2012 1:04 pm 


Well a thoroughly enjoyable olympics despite a few dodgy decisions. Ive followed Lomachenko for 6 years now and what a pleasure he is to watch. Also Serik Sapiev has been great throughout and has come on leaps and bounds in the last few years also. Well done to Fred Evans on his Silver medal and also there couldnt have been a more deserving bronze for Mernkh Erdene Uranchamek after his fight with Denys Berinchyk. Hope Anthony Joshua stays amateur for another year or 2 at least to get a bit more experience.

Posted August 12, 2012 1:02 pm 

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