Olympic Men’s Boxing: Hovhannes Bachkov Earns Bronze Medal After Losing Lightweight Semis To Keyshawn Davis

It’s not the way Hovhannes Bachkov wanted his Olympic run to end, but in the end, it was better than nothing.

Bachkov lost to the United States’ Keyshawn Davis in the men’s boxing lightweight semifinals via unanimous decision, automatically earning him the bronze medal in the tournament. This is Armenia’s fourth medal of the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Despite the bout being ruled a unanimous decision in favor of Davis, it was much closer than the final result suggested. Davis dominated the first round and earned a 10-9 score from all five judges. In the following frame, three of the five judges ruled Bachkov the winner and Davis was deducted a point because of an infraction.

This means Bachkov actually led the fight via split decision heading into the third round, but that’s when Davis pulled away and earned 10-9’s from all five judges and won the fight.

Davis will now fight Cuba’s Andy Cruz on Sunday in the gold medal match.

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