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Why Yugoslav Anton Josipovic awarded a gold medal by default for the final of the Light Heavyweight boxing 1984 Olympic?

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Why Yugoslav Anton Josipovic awarded a gold medal by default for the final of the Light Heavyweight boxing 1984 Olympic?
posted Apr 9, 2018 by Sagar Sharma

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Neither of the two contenders in the other semi-final was eligible to fight him
Josipovic was left without an opponent after referee Gligorije Novicic of Yugoslavia had disqualified Evander Holyfield in the semi-final for knocking out Kevin Barry as he yelled "break". Barry could not compete because of the knock-out.

answer Apr 10, 2018 by Chetan Hindu
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