By Scott Christ
An American male fights for a gold medal for the first time in 12 years today.
We’ve got three gold medal matches on tap today, including an American fighting for gold for the first time since 2004, when Shakur Stevenson meets the ultra talented Cuban Robeisy Ramírez in the men’s bantamweight (56kg) final.
We’ll also have Nicola Adams of Great Britain going for her second gold medal in the women’s flyweight (51kg) division, and Cuba’s Arlen López will face Bektemir Melikuziev of Uzbekistan in the men’s middleweight (75kg) final to close the day’s action.
After today, there’s just one more day of Olympic boxing, as we’ll finish off the gold medal fights on Sunday.
Here’s the quick lineup for today:
Women’s flyweight (51kg) – FINAL
1:00 pm: Nicola Adams (Great Britain) vs Sarah Ourahmoune (France)
Men’s bantamweight (56kg) – FINAL
1:15 pm: Shakur Stevenson (United States) vs Robeisy Ramírez (Cuba)
There will be a break for medal ceremonies after these fights.
Men’s middleweight (75kg) – FINAL
2:00 pm: Arlen López (Cuba) vs Bektemir Melikuziev (Uzbekistan)
Source:: Bad Left Hook