2008 Beijing Olympics Results: Rakhim Chakhkiev Wins Gold Medal in Men’s Boxing Heavy Weight Division

Atlanta, Ga. 8/24/2008 03:28 AM GMT (TransWorldNews)

Russia’s Rakhim Chakhkiev exacted some revenge for a 2007 loss to Clemente Russo at the World Championships by beating the Italian in the gold medal match of the heavy weight division in men’s boxing at 2008 Beijing Olympics.


Both fighters remained cautious in the early stages of the fight with Chakhkiev taking a 1-0 lead in the first only to have Russo even tings up in the second with a 2-1 round. No points were scored in the third, setting the stage for a fourth round for the gold.


While the action was steady it was Chakhkiev that managed to score a pair of points to take the fight 4-2.


Boxing - Men's Heavy Weight (91kg) Results


Rakhim Chakhkiev, Russia


Clemente Russo, Italy


Osmai Acosta Duarte, Cuba


Deontay Wilder, United States of America



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