The drought is officially over for the U.S. Men’s Boxing Team. Light flyweight Nico Hernandez (Wichita, Kansas) clinched a bronze medal with his third unanimous decision victory of the 2016 Olympic Games on Wednesday night at Riocentro Pavilion 6. Hernandez’s win advances him on to a semifinal match-up and secures his berth on the podium. Light welterweight Gary Antuanne Russell (Capitol Heights, Md.) made it an undefeated night for the American squad with a unanimous decision victory in his Olympic debut.
Team USA’s Carlos Balderas (Santa Maria, Calif.) joined his roommate in the quarterfinals with his second victory of the Olympic Games on Tuesday morning in Rio de Janeiro. Balderas took on Japan’s hard charging Daisuke Narimatsu in today’s second round competition at the Riocentro Pavilion 6 on day four of boxing competition in Brazil.
American light flyweight Nico Hernandez (Wichita, Kansas) upset number two tournament seed Vasilii Egorov of Russia on Monday night to score his second victory of the 2016 Olympic Games. Hernandez tuned out the boos in the arena and ignored his opponent’s resume to put on an impressive display of boxing in Monday’s second round action. While six of his seven teammates haven’t stepped in to the ring at the Riocentro Pavilion 6, Hernandez has already scored two victories and clinched his spot in the quarterfinal round.
Team USA’s Nico Hernandez (Wichita, Kansas) and Carlos Balderas (Santa Maria, Calif.) got their American squad off to a roaring start at the 2016 Olympic Games with two unanimous decision victories. The Olympic Village roommates fed off one another in their Olympic debuts on Saturday at a raucous Riocentro Pavilion 6 in Rio de Janeiro. Balderas kicked off the fun in the early session while Hernandez closed the day for the American team.
Event Rosters’ Include Aspiring Military Officers, Pilots, Engineers, Ambassadors, a Pediatric Surgeon and a Future Novelist
(MASHANTUCKET, CONN.) – The athletes taking the ring for the 2014 Veterans Day Boxing Spectacular presented by Columbia Dental possess more than just athletic skill. The bout line-up on November 8 at Foxwoods Resort Casino will feature many of the United States’ brightest minds competing in honor of United States’ veterans. The 22 boxers taking part in the event include aspiring engineers, foreign diplomats, world-renowned physicians and military officers.
(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS) – Welterweight Andre Berto (Winter Haven, Fla.) arrived in San Antonio this afternoon for his July 27th match-up with Jesus Soto Karass at the AT&T Center. Berto and his team broke training camp on Monday following seven weeks of preparation in the Bay Area. The former two-time World Champion is stepping into the ring for the first time with a new coach in his corner, 2011 Trainer of the Year Virgil Hunter, and he’s looking forward to his first fight of 2013. Andre Berto arrives at the host hotel in San Antonio
“We had a tremendous training camp for this fight, and I am ready to put on a great show for all the fans on July 27. My new team took me out of comfort zone, which is something that I needed. It was a very technical training camp and helped remind me who I am as a fighter and everyone will see those skills when I step into the ring on Saturday night,” Berto said. “Make sure to come out to the AT&T Center or tune in on SHOWTIME because it’s going to be a hell of a card.”