Of all the featherweight boxers competing at the Atlanta Games in 1996, there is no doubt who has made the most lasting impact on the boxing landscape over the course of their career. But at the Olympics, Floyd Mayweather Jr had to settle for just a bronze medal.
Having said that, many observers of his semi-final bout with Bulgarian Serafim Todorov. And that included the referee, who wrongly awarded the bout to Mayweather. He sheepishly reversed his decision seconds later, this time finding in favour of the judges and the PA announcer!
Speed, agility and stamina are all essential attributes for an Olympic gymnast, but Louis Smith found out the hard way that speed and stamina are perhaps even more important if you are planning on being an Olympic boxer.
We’ll give Louis the excuse that he is using different skills and different muscles than he would in his usual training regime, but it is safe to say that he felt the effects of this session!