Olympic Games: Boxing: Good start for Dodson

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The Independent Online
ADRIAN DODSON took little more than a round to stamp his influence on the Olympic boxing tournament last night. The 21- year-old welterweight, who aims to become Britain's first champion since Chris Finnegan in 1968, stopped Masashi Kawakami in his opening bout after flooring the Japanese three times with left hooks.

The first black South African to compete at Barcelona, Abram Thwala, had a distinguished audience for his moment in history.

Nelson Mandela, once an amateur boxer himself, saw Thwala comprehensively beaten by Rafael Lozano, of Spain, and thought he knew why. 'He didn't use his right hand as much as he should have,' Mandela said.