The look forward to the U.S. males’s boxing crew will go on. Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jalolov, closely favored going into this Olympics to win gold, did simply that by beating Richard Torrez Jr of the USA, profitable the tremendous heavyweight division and shutting the boxing in Tokyo.
Torrez, who had a robust run to the ultimate, did higher than the final time he met Jalolov, when he was brutally knocked out by the Uzbek in 2019. He had a stable recreation plan of cautious strain, bursts of assault, and staying very low, as he was giving up a whole lot of top and attain to Jalolov within the first place, and appeared to make it as robust as potential for Jalolov to ascertain a simple rhythm with the jab and arrange energy photographs.
Torrez did win the bulk within the first spherical, taking three of 5 playing cards, however Jalolov discovered his rhythm within the second, touchdown good photographs each time Torrez bought one in after which some. The size of Jalolov, mixed with the truth that he’s additionally excellent and never merely tall, was simply an excessive amount of.
Torrez’s silver medal is, once more, the primary medal the U.S. has had on this division since Riddick Bowe’s silver in 1988. However the denial of gold signifies that Andre Ward in 2004 stays the final U.S. males’s gold medalist in boxing.
Jalolov’s gold medal is the one boxing medal for Uzbekistan in Tokyo, following a large displaying at Rio 2016 the place the nation received seven boxing medals in all, three of them gold.