August 07, 2021 10:46 AM
Alex Lawes

Olympic Boxing – Men’s Lightweight Gold Medal Fight - Keyshawn Davis vs Andy Cruz Preview & Prediction

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When is the Tokyo 2020 Olympics taking place? The Tokyo 2020 Olympics is taking take place between 23rd July, 2021 and 8th August 2021, although some preliminary events began on 21st July, 2021.

Where is the Tokyo 2020 Olympics taking place? While the vast majority of Olympic action will naturally take place in Tokyo or the surrounding areas, the likes of Yokohama, Saitama, Sendai, Kashima and Sapporo are also hosting events.

Where can I get tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics? Many events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are be taking place without spectators, but not all. For full information, your best bet is to head here for the latest information.

What TV channel is the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on in the UK? Televised Olympic coverage is shared between BBC and Eurosport so it is worth checking their schedules for the full breakdown.

Where can I stream the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the UK? Unlike in previous Olympic Games, the Beeb can only show two live events at any one time, which are viewable on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website & app. Eurosport subscribers can stream the action on Eurosport Player, while the biggest offering is available for subscribers of discovery+, the new player in town. For those not inclined, the BBC have a highlights programme at 19:30 every evening.


What time is the Men’s Lightweight taking place? 06:15 on Sunday 8th August (UK time)

Where is the Men’s Lightweight taking place? Ryogoku Kokugikan

Who is the reigning Olympic champion in the Men’s Lightweight? Robson Conceicao of Brazil


The final of this final bout is between Keyshawn Davis of the United States and Andy Cruz of Cuba. Team USA are yet to win Olympic gold in the Tokyo boxing whilst Cuba have had an excellent games with two goals, a silver and a bronze already.

Davis and Cruz both enjoyed comfortable semi-final victories given judges score of 5-0 each. Neither have been in any strife throughout the competition so far.


There is a favourite for this despite the similar strong form they have shown throughout the games and that is Cruz. They fought each other in the final of both the Pan American games and the World Championships with Cruz coming out on top in both bouts. Therefore, the Cuban comes into this as the favourite.


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