Olympic Boxing 2012: Full Schedule for Men's Gold Medal Matches

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Olympic Boxing 2012: Full Schedule for Men's Gold Medal Matches
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After 13 days of competition used just to determine who would be competing in the medal rounds, men's boxing gets it time in the spotlight with 20 matches over the final three days of Olympic competition. 

While 10 of those matches on Friday will be used to determine bronze medal winners, the race for the gold starts in full force on Saturday. Every weight class from the light flyweight to the super heavyweight will crown a champion. 

So many matches in such a short amount of time can make it difficult for you to keep up with all of the action. For you, the fans, here is a look at the entire gold medal schedule for all of the boxing matches taking place in London this weekend. 

WEIGHT CLASS DATE, START TIME (ET)
 Light Flyweight (49kg)  August 11, 3:30 p.m.
 Bantamweight (56kg)  August 11, 3:45 p.m.
 Light Welterweight (64kg)  August 11, 4:15 p.m.
 Middleweight (75kg)  August 11, 4:45 p.m.
 Heavyweight (91kg)  August 11, 5:15 p.m.
 Flyweight (52kg)  August 12, 8:30 a.m.
 Lightweight (60kg)  August 12, 8:45 a.m.
 Welterweight (69kg)  August 12, 9:15 a.m.
 Light Heavyweight (81kg)  August 12, 9:45 a.m.
 Super Heavyweight (More Than 91 kg)  August 12, 10:15 a.m.

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Schedule courtesy of NBC Olympics

 

Weight Classes To Watch

In addition to knowing when to watch matches, it is imperative that you know which weight classes you should watch. These are just my personal preference based on what we know about these weight classes.

 

Super Heavyweight

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One of the great things that big men having going for them is their power. Sure, their fights can get boring because they are just lumbering around the ring, but when they swing, you know you are in for a treat. 

 

Light Flyweight

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On the opposite side of the spectrum, you are not going to see a lot of power from the smallest fighters in boxing. What you will see, however, is just ridiculous amounts of speed that will leave your neck in pain from watching the back-and-forth the competitors have. 

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