some amateurs have big punchingpower but it is harder to knock outan amateur wearing headgear, anda knock out is a pretty definite wayto win a fight as a pro. But winninggold does not guarantee success onthe next level.
One referee has beenexpelled, another suspended and 12protested fights, because of messytournaments.Top amateur boxer Vasyl Lomachenko ofUkraine was able to repeat his gold medalfrom 2008, but it wasnt good enough to seehim be the first man in history to repeat asthe winner of the Val Barker Trophy for thetournaments outstanding boxer, which hasinstead gone to Kazakhstans welterweightgold medalist, Serik Sapiyev.
Joshua was stunned that he had amajor fall from gold to silver in the fightagainst Italy’s defending championRoberto cammarelle. Leeds-born Adams knocked out her opponent in the second round and the flyweight fight to win by 16-7.