USA Boxing

Injured Ukrainian boxer misses bout

Aug. 22, 2008, 10:19 a.m. (ET)

BEIJING (AP) Ukrainian super heavyweight Vyacheslav Glazkov missed Friday's semifinal bout with China's Zhang Zhilei because of a sprained elbow.

Glazkov failed his medical exam before the fight, the International Boxing Association said. He will still receive a bronze medal after his 10-4 quarterfinal victory over Ouatah Newfel of Algeria.

Zhang advanced by walkover to Sunday's championship fight against Italian world champion Roberto Cammarelle, who beat Britain's David Price on a second-round stoppage.

The super heavyweight championship bout will be the final fight of the Olympics.

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