Olympic Shorts: They Shoulda Stood in Bed

They Shoulda Stood in Bed

It was a dazed and daffy week in boxing. Typical of the confusion to come was the fate of Canadian featherweight Jamie Pagendam. On Sunday he was declared a loser on a technical knockout. On Monday he won a reversal because the Ivory Coast referee had miscounted knockdowns that should have disqualified his Mongolian adversary. On Tuesday the International Amateur Boxing Association ruled him unfit to fight further because he had taken too many blows to the head.

Meanwhile, time was running out in different ways for American boxers Anthony Hembrick and Kelcie Banks. Middleweight Hembrick, 22, captain of the U.S....

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