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
Cassius Clay, 1960: he (allegedly) threw his gold medal into the river.
George Foreman, 1968: he captured the heart of a nation by waving a tiny American flag.
Sugar Ray Leonard, 1976: he taped a photo of his girlfriend to his sock.
Oscar De La Hoya, 1992: he dedicated his Olympic triumph to his late mother.
Joe Frazier, 1964: he fought with a broken thumb.… 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
Ultra-talented bantamweight Shakur Stevenson, one of the best boxers to have represented America in the Olympics for a number of years, lost out on a gold medal in Rio – dropping a close split decision to Cuban Robeisy Ramirez. Scores were 29-28 twice for Ramirez, now a two-time Olympic gold winner, and the same score on the third card for the 19-year-old.… 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
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
Two young American boxers put on a great showing in an undefeated afternoon for the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team at the 2016 Olympic Games. Bantamweight Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) and light welterweight Gary Antuanne Russell (Capitol Heights, Md.) both won their preliminary bouts on Sunday at Riocentro Pavilion 6 to clinch spots in the quarterfinal round. The pair now only needs one more victory to secure a berth on the medal stand. American light flyweight … Read Article
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. (JUNE 28, 2016) – USA Boxing has selected the coaching staff that will lead the 2016 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team this summer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Women’s Head Coach Billy Walsh (Colorado Springs, Colo.) will lead the women’s team and participate in his first Olympic Games for Team USA after representing his native Ireland as both an athlete and a coach. USA Boxing Resident Coach Kay Koroma (Burke, Va.) has been … Read Article
Eighteen-year-old Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) made his name on the international scene three years ago as a junior star and the boxing phenom is now primed and ready to perform on the world’s biggest stage this summer at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. A former junior and youth world champion and the first American male to win gold at the Youth Olympic Games, Stevenson plans to extend his perfect international record this … Read Article