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Roy Jones Jr: I Stopped Watching Olympics Over Scoring!

Former four division champion Roy Jones Jr. represented the United States at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, where he won the silver medal.  His participation in the final was met with controversy when he lost a 3–2 decision to South Korean fighter Park Si-Hun despite pummeling Park for three rounds, landing 86 punches to Park's 32.

Allegedly, Park himself apologized to Jones afterward and the referee told Jones that he was dumbstruck by the judge's decision. One judge shortly thereafter admitted the decision was a mistake and all three judges voting against Jones were eventually suspended.

An official IOC investigation concluding in 1997 found that three of the judges were wined and dined by South Korean officials.

The incident led Olympic organizers to establish a new scoring system for Olympic boxing - a computerized scoring model.

Jones says the new scoring model has simply made things worse for boxing. As a result, Jones refuses to watch the Olympics until the scoring system changes.

"When they did that wrong to me, instead of facing reality — and changing what needed to be changed — they went around the real problem,'' Jones told USA Today. "And then they made a problem out of something that wasn't a problem — it wasn't the scoring system!

"When they changed the scoring, I quit (watching). I said, 'That's it for me.' The scoring system is ridiculous. That's why I won't watch it. And I am saddened by it.''

"Boxing has continued to go downhill; they ruined the integrity of the sport. That was a calculated plot (to award the gold to his South Korean opponent). They did something bad to our sport. But then they didn't try to fix it. Scoring wasn't the (issue) — corrupt officials (were). If they had done what they were supposed to do, we wouldn't have this problem today.''

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Michael Paine on 08-06-2012

Roy Jones and Americans changed amateur boxing with their crying, now their fighters can't win a thing they want it changed back.

Comment by choiwayne on 08-06-2012

man, its always an issue when american boxer start cryn. roy jones jr complaining 'why me'... american ppl always make it big deal if crap happens to them and not the others.

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 08-05-2012

[QUOTE=New England;12399547][U]so long as the [I][B]judges are competent and on the up and up[/B][/I] there wont be any issues.[/U] [I][B]good luck with that[/B][/I][/QUOTE] Alas, how much better would this sport be if that were so? Roy's right, the scoring wasn't…

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 08-05-2012

[QUOTE=RINGG;12399481]I watch the olympic boxing just see future pro propects. The fights themself have become a laughing stock and so has the scoring.[/QUOTE] I'm with you on this. I like to see who's out there, what the future possibly holds.…

Comment by ghost deini on 08-05-2012

[QUOTE=A.P;12399532]They did bring up the robbery of roy showed Lil clips of it too[/QUOTE] oh for real my bad i didn't see that what coverage r u watching though it's it American

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