Olympics boxing: Japan wins appeal after controversial loss
News On Japan via BBC -- Aug 03
Japan has won an appeal after Satoshi Shimizu's controversial bantamweight defeat by Magomed Abdulhamidov, of Azerbaijan. Shimizu has been declared the winner and goes forward to the quarter-finals.
He trailed 12-5 going into the final round but on five occasions he knocked down his opponent, who also received a two-point penalty.
However, judges scored the round 12-10 to Shimizu, which was not enough to stop Abdulhamidov claiming the win.
Referee Ishanguly Meretnyyazov, from Turkmenistan, has been expelled the International Boxing Association (AIBA) said.
The AIBA said the contest should have been stopped.
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