Olympic Boxing finishes this weekend with gold medal matches on Saturday and Sunday. The top American fighter, Richard Torrez Jr., has a shot to step atop the podium. But Torrez Jr. must beat strong Bakhodir Jalolov. Check out analysis and a free pick for the Torrez Jr. versus Jalolov bout as well as five other gold medal boxing matches happening during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics final two days. Let’s jump right into action so you can bet against the Olympics Betting odds.
Boxing Gold Medal Matches to Must Watch and Bet On the Weekend
Olympic Boxing – Gold Medal Matches
- When: Saturday, Aug. 7 – Sunday, Aug. 8
Saturday, August 7th Bouts
- Galal Yafai / Carlo Paalam
The men’s flyweight gold medal is up for grabs when the Philippines Carlo Paalam takes on Great Britain’s Galal Yafai. The 28-year-old Yafai won his first bout via a referee stoppage. That’s rare at the Olympics. Since then Yafai has won 2 bouts via 3-2 scorecards and another via a 4-1 scorecard. Paalam has lost a single scorecard during the entire games. The loss happened in his first bout. Carlo is on a roll.
Boxing Pick: Carlo Paalam
- Stoyka Krasteva / Buse Cakiroglu
The flyweight women’s gold medal match should be fantastic. Stoyka Krasteva dominated USA’s Virginia Fuchs in her second match. She then bounced Yuan Chang and Tsukimi Namiki. Cakiroglu has won 10 straight judges scorecards. This should go down to the wire with Bulgarian Krasteva eking out a victory over her Turkish opponent.
Boxing Pick: Stoyka Krasteva
- Hebert Sousa / Oleksander Khyzhniak
Brazil battles Ukraine in the Olympic middleweight men’s boxing gold medal contest. Brazilian Hebert Sousa hasn’t dominated. He beat Erbieke Tuoheta and Abakan Amankul 3-2. Sousa did get on track in his semifinal bout with a 4-1 victory over Gleb Bakshi. Khyzhniak struggled in the semis, beating Eumir Marcial 3-2. This should be another great fight. It’s difficult to choose which boxer has the edge. But pugilist programs in Ukraine have gotten better in recent years. So, siding with Khyzhniak makes sense.
Boxing Pick: Oleksander Khyzhniak
- Hong Gu / Busenaz Surmeneli
In this Olympic gold medal women’s welterweight boxing match, Hong Gu carries China’s flag while Busenaz Surmeneli fights for Turkey. The 23-year-old Surmeneli has won all three of her bouts via 5-0 scores. Gu has also impressed. She’s lost a single judges scorecard and that was to American Oshae Jones in the semifinals. Surmeneli is fighting like a pro, though. Not only that, but Gu is 32-years-old. The younger boxer gets the nod.
Boxing Pick: Busenaz Surmeneli
Sunday, August 8th Bouts
- Beatriz Ferreira / Kellie Harrington
The women’s lightweight title match pits Ireland’s Kellie Harrington against Brazil’s Beatriz Ferreira. Harrington looked unbeatable in her first couple of matches, dominating both her opponents by 5-0 scores. But in the semifinals, Kellie had to work for the 3-2 victory. The 28-year-old Ferreira is 5-0 with judges in her three bouts during the Olympics. Ferreira grabs gold.
Boxing Pick: Beatriz Ferreira
- Richard Torrez Jr. / Bakhodir Jalolov
Super Heavyweight Richard Torrez Jr. hopes to parlay a gold medal victory at the Tokyo Games into a professional boxing career. Torrez Jr. has fought well during the Olympics. But on Sunday, he faces a top amateur boxer. Bakhodir Jalolov has a ton of international experience. He fought at the 2016 Rio Olympics. At the Tokyo Olympics, Jalolov beat his first couple of opponents 5-0. But although Jalolov will be hard to beat, Torrez Jr. has lost a single judges scorecard during the games and that was to Cuban Dainier Pero. Torrez Jr. can make Team USA proud.
Boxing Pick: Richard Torrez Jr.
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