Boxing: Final Frames Of the Olympic Games

Frames Of the Games From the expanses of the running track to the confines of the hardwood court and the diving platform, the world's top athletes produce a bumper crop of new records -- and some stun

Beforehand, experts wrote off the U.S. Olympic boxing team as a mere shadow of the 1984 squad, which had won a record nine gold medals. But last week they finished with eight medals -- three gold, three silver and two bronze. Except for the boycotted 1984 Games, it was the best U.S. total since 1904. The gold winners: bantamweight Kennedy McKinney, 22, light heavyweight Andrew Maynard, 24, and heavyweight Ray Mercer, at 27 the oldest U.S. fighter, who danced delightedly around the ring after knocking out Korea's Baik Hyun-man. Light middleweight Roy Jones, 19, lost a plainly mistaken decision to Korean...

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