Olympics: Keyshawn Davis TKOs top seed

USA lightweight Keyshawn Davis, considered to be USA Boxing’s best gold medal hope, scored a key win over top-seeded Sofiane Oumiha of France in a Round of 16 bout on Saturday in the Kokugikan Arena at the Tokyo Olympics. Davis (3-0, 2 KOs as a pro) staggered Oumiha with a huge right hand in round two and the bout was halted. Rio Olympics silver medalist Oumiha was definitely rocked and took a standing eight count, but he seemed ready to resume when the ref abruptly waved it off to the surprise of everyone. Oumiha complained bitterly to no avail. Davis will move on to the quarterfinals against Russian Gabil Mamedov.

Davis, along with USA super heavyweight Richard Torrez Jr., USA featherweight Duke Ragan, and USA female welterweight Oshae Jones remain in the gold medal hunt.

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  • The stoppage was kind of unfair in my opinion, but the ref seemed to have a really good look before he stopped the fight. Oumiha’s style is crazy. He was going pro this year before the Olympics started, if he’s still doing that, they’re going to have to clean him up quite a bit.

  • What’s unfair is that a pro is allowed to compete as an amateur. The Olympics are basically trash nowadays.

    • He would not have been pro if not for the COVID delay of the Olympics. 3 fights, not like he’s a seasoned pro – good for him. Hope he gets the gold!

    • They have become that since pros were allowed in all sports-used to love the Olympics but have no interest in them any more.

  • Davis was assuredly headed toward a win and probably would have stopped Oumiha, but my God, he was nowhere near finished. Let them fight ref!

  • Amateur boxing officiating is much different from pro. Stoppages are rare yet ref’s are quick to halt a contest if a boxer is badly stunned. The scoring rewards volume over quality. Some seasoned pros have lost in the Olympics to amateurs because of this. It used to be unheard of for pros ti return to amateur boxing. It was controversial. I think J.C. Chavez and maybe even Marciano lost amateur fights AFTER turning pro. So their undefeated records were questioned at times.

    It would be nice to see U.S. bring home a gold.

  • Another black eye to amateur boxing, oumiha is a former silver medalist from Rio

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