Heading into the 2012 London Olympics, Camden's Jordan Burroughs was considered the favorite to win gold in the men's 74kg division. Now, the 24-year-old is poised to do just that as he advanced to the gold medal match Friday morning.
Burroughs didn't have much trouble during his first three matches, winning 3PO-0, 3PP-1 and 3PP-1. By winning his semifinal match, Burroughs is assured of at least a silver medal. While a silver would be nice, gold would be even better. Burroughs will face Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi from Iran in the gold medal match.
Saeed Goudarzi should provide a tough test for Burroughs. He also cruised through his first three matches winning 3PP-1, 3PP-1 and 3PO-0.
The gold medal match will begin at 2:48 p.m. ET Friday. It can be watched, via a live online stream at NBCOlympics.com.