A BOXING BEEF

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Turkey's Ferhat Pehlivan, left, reacts after defeating Trinidad & Tobago's Carlos Suarez in a light flyweight 49-kg preliminary boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Turkey's Ferhat Pehlivan, left, reacts after defeating Trinidad & Tobago's Carlos Suarez in a light flyweight 49-kg preliminary boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Carlos Suarez has a beef about Olympic boxing.

The light flyweight from Lima, Ohio, was fighting for Trinidad and Tobago, his mother's homeland, as he dropped a 16-6 decision Tuesday to Turkey's Ferhat Pehlivan.

It was a horrendously sloppy bout. Pehlivan fell to the canvas easily a dozen times, annoying Suarez, yet still grinded out enough points to win.

"That's the problem with Olympic boxing," Suarez said. "It's not boxing. It's tag. Those aren't punches. I didn't feel none of his shots. I'm fed up, big-time."

— Greg Beacham — http://twitter.com/gregbeacham

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