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Old 07-01-2007, 05:57 PM   #1
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Default did evander holyfield get robbed in the olympics?

i remember hearing something that holyfield got robbed in the olympics. i dont know what happened.

i heard he never cried or moaned about it and didnt even mention it

what happened?
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Old 07-01-2007, 05:59 PM   #2
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Default Re: did evander holyfield get robbed in the olympics?

Midway through the semifinal bout of the 1984 Olympics, the referee called break and at the same time Holyfield hit his opponent Kevin Barry of New Zealand with a left hook, knocking Barry out cold. He was disqualified after a short debate denying him the opportunity to fight for the gold medal.
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Old 07-01-2007, 06:01 PM   #3
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He probably would have just headbutted the guy into submission but figured it wouldn't have been as effective with the headgear on.
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Old 07-01-2007, 06:23 PM   #4
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He probably would have just headbutted the guy into submission but figured it wouldn't have been as effective with the headgear on.
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Old 07-01-2007, 06:25 PM   #5
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He probably would have just headbutted the guy into submission but figured it wouldn't have been as effective with the headgear on.
is your name john scully???
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Old 07-01-2007, 07:22 PM   #6
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sad story but weve seen worse... PBF or RJJ were robbed big time
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Old 07-01-2007, 07:51 PM   #7
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Default Re: did evander holyfield get robbed in the olympics?

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Midway through the semifinal bout of the 1984 Olympics, the referee called break and at the same time Holyfield hit his opponent Kevin Barry of New Zealand with a left hook, knocking Barry out cold. He was disqualified after a short debate denying him the opportunity to fight for the gold medal.
Actually there is a bit more to the story. The ref was from _ (not sure which country). Disqualifing Holyfield meant that Barry would advance to the finals to face the boxer from _ (same country as ref). But, Barry being knocked out barred him from fighting for a period of time due to rules. So, by disqualifing him the ref was awarding his fellow countryman gold and helping him to avoid Evander at the same time.
Someone else here can probably fill in the blanks.
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Old 07-01-2007, 08:03 PM   #8
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Default Re: did evander holyfield get robbed in the olympics?

Yugoslavia was the country. The Gold Medalist was Anton Somethingoranothervic from Yugoslavia, and won over Kevin Barry on Walkover.
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Old 07-01-2007, 08:07 PM   #9
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Yugoslavia was the country. The Gold Medalist was Anton Somethingoranothervic from Yugoslavia, and won over Kevin Barry on Walkover.
Thanks Kolya!
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Old 07-01-2007, 08:35 PM   #10
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Default Re: did evander holyfield get robbed in the olympics?

I saw it on TV when it happened Holy got robbed big time. He truly did not hear or see the ref call break and Holy walloped that guy. I remember the look of shock on Holy's face when he finally realized he was DQ'd.
He would have won that fight and went on to win the Gold medal easliy.
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Old 07-01-2007, 08:41 PM   #11
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Yugoslavia was the country. The Gold Medalist was Anton Somethingoranothervic from Yugoslavia, and won over Kevin Barry on Walkover.
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Old 07-01-2007, 08:55 PM   #12
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I saw it on TV when it happened Holy got robbed big time. He truly did not hear or see the ref call break and Holy walloped that guy. I remember the look of shock on Holy's face when he finally realized he was DQ'd.
He would have won that fight and went on to win the Gold medal easliy.
Holy had been warned for hitting on the break in that fight AT LEAST once before that, if not twice.

He was doing it the whole fight.


Wasn't the worst he'd done though, although he did KD Barry, so what choice did the ref have?
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Old 07-01-2007, 09:01 PM   #13
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Holy had been warned for hitting on the break in that fight AT LEAST once before that, if not twice.

He was doing it the whole fight.


Wasn't the worst he'd done though, although he did KD Barry, so what choice did the ref have?
I'm relying on memory haven't seen it since it happened.
I wonder if the ref was speaking English?
At least Holy went on to become a legend I wonder whatever happened to what's his name he lost to again?
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He probably would have just headbutted the guy into submission but figured it wouldn't have been as effective with the headgear on.
Good one.
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Old 07-01-2007, 09:21 PM   #15
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I'm relying on memory haven't seen it since it happened.
I wonder if the ref was speaking English?
At least Holy went on to become a legend I wonder whatever happened to what's his name he lost to again?
Kevin Barry went to manage and royally **** over David Tua in conjunction with another scumbag whos name I forget. (Pugh???)
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