📞🚓 Did Anyone Report This Robbery?? 🚨💯🥊💥 At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea 🇰🇷 South Korea’s Park Si-hun “beat” Jones in a 3-2 decision to win the light-middleweight gold medal—thanks to three judges who, by all accounts, were bought off.
The scandal, widely considered one of the most egregious examples of match-fixing in Olympics history and for the Olympics, that’s saying something, also marked the beginning of a steep decline in both the prominence and quality of U.S. Olympic boxing. As Jones said in 2016, “We are now just not as good as the other countries.” That Olympic boxing doesn’t matter to most Americans tracks with boxing’s decline overall, but the failure to rid the Olympics of the fixers has made things worse. 🇺🇸🥊💥 @royjonesjrofficial