USA Boxing’s 2016 Olympic medalists are the pride of their hometowns and two of them will receive honorary parades celebrating their Rio hardware over the weekend. Two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) enjoyed a huge welcome celebration upon touching down in Flint on Tuesday and events honoring the history maker have continued across the city. Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) will be returning to his beloved hometown of Newark on Sunday … Read Article
Reigning Olympic champion Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) is familiar with history making performances and she put on another one in her second gold medal bout on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro. Shields became the first U.S. boxer ever to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals with her third unanimous decision victory of the Olympic Games in the women’s middleweight final with the Netherlands’ Nouchka Fontijn. Shields was so dominant in her second Olympic run that she … Read Article
Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) and Cuba’s Robeisy Ramirez engaged in another historic USA – Cuba battle in Saturday’s bantamweight finale at the 2016 Olympic Games. The gold medal bout went down to the wire between the two talented boxers but Ramirez’s pulled out the closest of split decisions, giving Stevenson the silver medal.
One of the most highly anticipated bouts of the tournament, the Stevenson-Ramirez showdown lived up to the hype. Both boxers looked to … Read Article
2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) joyfully punched her way to her second consecutive gold medal bout in today’s boxing action at the 2016 Olympic Games. Shields faced off with Kazakhstan’s Dariga Shakimova in the first of two middleweight semifinal bouts at Riocentro Pavilion 6 in Rio de Janeiro on Friday afternoon.
Shields came flying out of corner at the opening bell and went straight at Shakimova, making her intentions known early in … Read Article
It has been 20 years since the United States and Cuba have met in a boxing gold medal bout at the Olympic Games. Yet, another chapter will be added to the long history of epic match-ups between the top two medal producers in Olympic boxing on Saturday. Junior and Youth World Champion and Youth Olympic Games gold medalist Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez of Cuba will meet at Riocentro … Read Article
Bantamweight Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) has secured the first spot in the gold medal bout for his United States Olympic Boxing Team. It was a bit easier than the 19-year-old expected as he won his semifinal bout by walkover due to injury to his opponent. Russia’s Vladimir Nitikin pulled out of Thursday’s contest which advanced Stevenson on to Saturday’s gold medal bout.
2012 Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez won his semifinal bout on the opposite … Read Article
Reigning Olympic and World Champion Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) had quite the wait before her 2016 Olympic Games opener in Rio de Janeiro. Twenty-two sessions of Olympic boxing came and went before the middleweight champion got the chance to step in to the ring. She finally got her opportunity on Wednesday afternoon at Riocentro Pavilion 6. For the first time in Rio de Janeiro, an American boxer entered the ring with a full arena cheering … Read Article
Two young American boxers put on stellar performances in their quarterfinal bouts in Tuesday’s Olympic competition. Bantamweight Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) extended his undefeated international record and clinched a spot on the medal podium with a victory in his quarterfinal match-up. Light welterweight Gary Antuanne Russell (Capitol Heights, Md.) seemed to put on a clinic in his quarterfinal bout but the judges saw it differently on Tuesday afternoon.… Read Article
The United States boxing team dropped two tough bouts on Monday at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. American flyweight Antonio Vargas (Kissimmee, Fla.) celebrated his 20th birthday and was hoping to celebrate with a second round win but he dropped his second bout of the Olympic Games in a match-up with Uzbekistan’s Fazliddin Gaibnazarov. Lightweight Mikaela Mayer (Los Angeles, Calif.) competed in her second bout of the tournament on Monday as well … Read Article
Gold for Hasanboy Dusmatov as Light Flyweight competition reaches a fitting climax on the first day of medals at the Rio 2016 Boxing Tournament
A packed Riocentro Pavilion 6 on Sunday witnessed the first gold medal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Boxing Tournament, as Uzbekistan’s Light Flyweight (49kg) Hasanboy Dusmatov delivered a superb performance against Colombia’s Yurberjen Martinez to win the Olympic title. The day also saw the first contests in the Women’s Middleweight (75kg) … Read Article