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U.S. boxer collapses, out of Olympics

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dollar Theater, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. Dollar Theater

    Dollar Theater New Member

    Gary Russell, who actually had a pretty good shot at a medal I think, was found unconscious and severely dehydrated.

    From Yahoo:

    More: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080808/ap_on_sp_ol/oly_box_russell_out

    That's disappointing. I wonder why they didn't just let him fight at 125?
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    The first question I have is, not paying attention, is there another US boxer at 125?
  3. Dollar Theater

    Dollar Theater New Member

    Yeah, Raynell Williams:


    But I think Russell had more potential to win a medal.
  4. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Blurb in the Toronto Sun had British lightweight Frankie Gavin, the world champ, dropping out of the Olympics because he didn't think he could make weight.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    That's different. The English are pussies.
  6. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    The real reason was that the Chinese didn't have the right sugar cubes for his tea.
  7. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    I think you have to qualify at a certain weight. Once you do, you're limited to that weight.
  8. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    That's correct. It's why Gavin just withdrew, rather than kill himself by trying to make weight.
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