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Ukraine to continue fighting to overturn results of Khytrov-Ogogo boxing match

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Aug. 3, 2012, 5:09 p.m. | Sports — by Interfax-Ukraine

Ukraine's Ievgen Khytrov, left, and Great Britain's Anthony Ogogo meet following a men's middle weight 75-kg boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.
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Kyiv – Ukraine will continue fighting to overturn the controversial result of the Olympic middleweight boxing match between world number one Yevhen Khytrov from Ukraine and Britain's Anthony Ogogo after the International Amateur Boxing Association rejected Ukraine's appeal.

President of the National Olympic Committee Serhiy Bubka, together with the President of Boxing Federation of Ukraine Volodymur Prodyvus are to meet with President of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) Ching-Kuo Wu on Friday, the press service of the National Olympic Committee reported.

The report said that the talks between Bubka and the leadership of the International Boxing Association about the decision of the judges in the Khytrov-Ogogo fight went on until five o'clock in the morning of Friday.

As reported, immediately after Thursday's round 16 fight in the under 75 kg category between Khytrov and Ogogo, where the judges awarded victory to the British boxer, the Ukrainian team lodged an official complaint against the results of the fight. The International Amateur Boxing Association dismissed the complaint on Thursday.

Judges announced Ogogo a winner of the fight against Khytrov, though the boxers received 18 points each, and the Ukrainian boxer even knocked his opponent down twice.

The National Olympic Committee of Ukraine earlier announced they would appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the results of this boxing match.

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