Lomachenko returns to Olympic boxing with win
Fri, 03 Aug 2012 12:59p.m.
By Greg Beacham
Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine opened his second Olympics in the same dominant style that made him the best boxer in Beijing, trouncing Dominican lightweight Wellington Arias in a 15-3 victory Thursday.
Anthony Ogogo kept the British boxing team unbeaten at home with a stunning victory over world champion middleweight Ievgen Khytrov of Ukraine, the top seed in the Olympic tournament.
With Prince Philip, Prince Edward and wife Sophie cheering from the stands, Ogogo won the entertaining fight on the second tiebreaker, a rare occurrence in amateur boxing.
Ukraine reportedly lodged a protest of the result.
Germany's Stefan Haertel also pulled an upset, beating heavily favored Irish middleweight Darren O'Neill to advance to the quarterfinals at ExCel.
O'Neill's defeat was Ireland's first loss in London.
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