The U.S. boxing personnel had its handiest efficiency within the Olympics in 21 years nonetheless the men’s gold medal drought persevered.
American gigantic heavyweight Richard Torrez Jr. gave a intrepid effort towards the powerful better Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan nonetheless misplaced a unanimous resolution within the gold medal match — and the closing bout of the Tokyo Games — early Sunday Jap Time.
The U.S. completed with four medals (three silver and one bronze), its handiest output because it moreover gained four medals (two silver and two bronze) within the 2000 Games in Sydney.
The final American man to dispute a gold medal used to be Andre Ward in 2004. Claressa Shields gained gold in girls’s boxing in every 2012 and 2016.
Torrez confronted an uphill battle towards Jalolov, who used to be 5 inches taller and at the very least 30 kilos heavier than the product of Tulare, Calif. Plus, Jalolov knocked out Torrez the final time they fought, within the 2019 World Novice Championships.
The American completely tried to turn the tables, combating with cease-or-die spirit from the hole bell. He if truth be told obtained the better of Jalolov within the first spherical, bobbing and weaving his way within the monumental man’s prolonged reach to land some look-catching blows.
Alternatively, the Uzbek, striking forward himself, started to land punishing photos within the second spherical, the toughest of which resulted in a standing eight depend.
Jalolov wasn’t somewhat as dominating within the third spherical nonetheless persevered to land extra punches than Torrez, who desperately tried to connect on a shot that could possibly turn his fortunes spherical.
The closing scoring used to be no shock: 30-26, 30-26, 29-26, 29-27 and 29-27, all in Jalolov’s make a selection.
Thus, the U.S. men procure long gone 17 years since worthwhile a gold medal. And they’ll procure to wait at the very least three extra to sooner or later get attend to the top of the medal podium.