12 Aug 2019

WEEKEND THOUGHTS | VERGIL ORTIZ’S HOMECOMING, OLYMPIAN LOSES PRO DEBUT, SOSA WINS

Vergil Ortiz comes home Vergil Ortiz is one of Golden Boy Promotions best prospects. The welterweight prospect, who now is a contender, moved up to 147 lbs in his last bout stopping Mauricio Herrera before this past Saturday’s bout in his hometown of Grand Prairie, Texas, in which he stopped

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05 Mar 2019

If boxing is not in the Olympics, it only screws the fighters

Boxing might be on its last legs to be eligbe for the 2020 Olympics. In a report from USA Today on February 19th , time is rapidly running out. One of the major issues with the sport of boxing not being official in the 2020 Olympics from the administrative side

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05 Dec 2018

Boxing might not make Olympics in 2020 says IOC

The Olympic dreams of many young boxers might be on life-support as with less than two years to go before Tokyo 2020, Olympic boxing was frozen in its tracks on Friday. The International Olympic Committee, affectionately called the IOC, announced that it is launching an investigation into AIBA, the governing body

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25 May 2017

Marc Castro adds Valedictorian to resume preceding 2020 Olympics

Two-time amateur world champion Fresno, CA’s Marc Castro added another accomplishment to his resume and this time it isn’t in the ring. Casrtro, who is at the highest level of amateur boxing, recently graduated top of his class at Sunnyside High School in Fresno, California. Castro, who has goals of

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08 Nov 2016

JoJo Diaz Jr set for undercard of B-Hop-Joe Smith Jr

Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. (22-0, 13 KOs) will look to defend his NABF Featherweight Championship for the fourth time this year, as the former 2012 U.S. Olympian steps into the ring for a 10-round slugfest against Horacio “Violento” Garcia (30-1-1, 22 KOs) in the co-main event of Bernard Hopkins’s final

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21 Aug 2016

Claressa Shields defends gold medal in back-to-back Olympics

The amazing Claressa Shields did it again as she outpointed Nouchka Fontijn of the Netherlands to be the lone U.S. Olympian to win gold in USA Boxing. Shields is the first women to win gold for America and pioneer in women’s boxing as she defend her crown.

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17 Aug 2016

Claressa Shields third American to medal

Women’s middleweight Claressa Shields picked up a victory today to help USA Boxing pick up it’s third medal for team USA. Shields, who was less mobile then the 2012 Olympic Games still easily defeated Yaroslava Yakushina of Russia, but appeared to be more content to sit on her back foot and

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15 Aug 2016

U.S. Olympic Results: Mayer falls one fight short of medal

In the afternoon outing of bouts, lightweight Anastasia Belyakova of Russia was put to the test as she had to give her all to best Mikaela Mayer of United States. Belyakova was more aggressive and had the higher volume, but Mayer landed the cleaner straight punches, which seemed to frustrate many

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14 Aug 2016

U.S. Olympic Update: Stevenson wins opener, Russell one win away from medal

Team U.S. Boxing favorite heading into Rio 2016 proved again why he is worth the hype as he destroyed Robenílson Vieira de Jesus of Brazil in the round of 16 in the bantamweight division. Stevenson, whom the judges tried their hardest to screw out of the decision, by giving the harmless

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13 Aug 2016

U.S. Olympic Update: Antonio Vargas advances, preview of tomorrow

In a very limited day of action flyweight Antonio Vargas won his bout against Juliao Henriques Neto of Brazil. Vargas shut-out the hometown fighter, who was 14 years older then the soon to be 20 year-old Vargas. Vargas returns to the ring at 7:45am PST against Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan, which also

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