Why couldn’t Floyd Mayweather win Olympic gold?

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Why was Floyd not able to win gold in the oympics, is this because he became a great 12 round fighter and tended to struggle in his first 3 rounds that he used as a scouting report? Or was it because amateur boxing is fought at a much faster pace than the pro`s?
     
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    elmaldito Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  3. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    No Roy was cheated at the olympics and won a silver beating his opponent easily in reality whereas Floyd couldn`t even get to the final and didn`t look that great as an amateur compared to someone like Loma who was prbably the greatest amateur of all-time.
     
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    expljose Active Member Full Member

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    According to almost everyone mayweather was cheated at the olympics and if you follow his record he was the number 1 fighter in his weight class ...he was a fine amature fighter he just didnt have as much experience as loma ..
     
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    Jel Well-Known Member Full Member

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    My memory of it (and I'm going back 23 years to recall this) was that he was considered the standout boxer in the tournament up to the point he got eliminated. I think he got a bad decision and that's why he never made the final.

    Anyway, that's only what I recall so could be wrong about the decision.
     
  7. elmaldito

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    No
    Mayweather was cheated
     

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