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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Lt Middlewts – USA Frank Tate VS ZAM Chris Kapopo


Frank Tate (born August 27, 1964 in Detroit, MI) was an American boxer….who was the 1983 National Golden Gloves light middleweight champion….also winning the Light Middleweight gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics….even though he had standing eight-counts administered to him twice in the second round of the gold medal bout against Canadian fighter Shawn O’Sullivan. When Tate received his gold medal, he was booed by the American audience due to the controversial decision.  Tate’s path to the gold medal was as follows….1st he defeated Lofti Ayed (Sweden) 5-0…..then he defeated Romolo Casamonica (Italy) 5-0….followed by a defeat of Christopher Kapopo (Zambia) RSC 1….as seen in this video segment…..as he followed this victory with a defeat of Manfred Zielonka (West Germany) in a walk-over….then came the controversial 5 – 0 defeat of Canadian Shawn O’Sullivan for the gold medal.


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