August 06, 2021 2:28 PM
Alex Lawes

Olympic Boxing – Men's Middleweight Gold Medal Fight – Oleksandr Khyzhniak vs Hebert Sousa 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 Middleweight taking place? 06:45 on Saturday 7th August (UK time)

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

Who is the reigning Olympic champion in the Men’s Middleweight? Arlen Lopez of Cuba


The previous winner of this event, Arlen Lopez, went onto win the gold medal in these games in the Light Heavyweight division.

The final this time around is between Oleksandr Khyzhniak of Ukraine and Hebert Sousa of Brazil.

Khyzhniak reached the final after defeating Eumir Marcial against the Philippines in a thriller that saw him back up comfortable wins in the quarter-final and the round of 16. Sousa, on the other hand, enjoyed a comfortable victory in the semi-final as well to continue his consistency against the Russian Olympic Committee’s Gleb Bakshi.


Despite the comfortable and impressive victories of the Brazilian Hebert Sousa, it is a surprise that he has reached the final bout. The pre-Olympic games heavy favourite was and remains Khyzhniak and the Ukrainian will expect to win his country’s first Olympic Boxing gold of these games.


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