Giants’ radio play-by-play voice Bob Papa, who is over in London covering Olympic Boxing for NBC, and his on-air partner Teddy Atlas have been banned from the boxing venue by the IOC. They will have to call the remaining bouts from the broadcast center in London.
The reason for the ban is unclear, but it is suspected the IOC was not pleased with Papa and Atlas’ criticism of the Olympic boxing system and it’s rules. From the AP….
Papa and Atlas have been critical of how international boxing rules, including the requirement of headgear for boxers and a point system based strictly on how many punches land, have turned the Olympic matches into “fencing with gloves.”