Scott MacIntosh was the lone Canadian to qualify at the third and final
qualifying trials for the Americas to bring the team total to seven.
MacIntosh out-pointed Ariel Abalos of Argentina 6-5 in the final of the
71-kilogram class. Making the Olympic team was a bit more of a struggle
than he expected. He was ranked number-one heading into the second
qualifier but didn't come through.
"For sure, the more fights the better," he said. "I've picked up all my
experience in the last four years with the national team and I've come a
long way. Each year I get better and better and now I'm ranked high in the
world and I'm going to peak for the Olympics. I get better the more I
MacIntosh is a veteran of nearly 90 international bouts with more than 70
victories to his credit. He is a three-time Canadian champion and won
silver at the Pan Am Games last year
Light-middlweight (71-kg): Scotty MacIntosh, Sydney, N.S., lost 23-9 on points to Jermain Taylor, U.S., in second-round bout, eliminated.
Light middleweight (71-kg): Scott MacIntosh, Sydney, N.S., def. Sakio Bika Mbah, Cameroon, 8-3, in opening-round bout, advanced to next round.
Canada's Scott MacIntosh hangs on
Scott MacIntosh tumbles to the canvas
Sunshine Boy Scott MacIntosh
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