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Some were predicting a slow week for boxing which never happens

How about that slugfest in Puerto Rico? On Saturday night in San Juan, Puerto Rico, first there was the hotly contested bout between Juan Manuel Lopez and Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. which ended with Lopez scoring an 11th-round knockout. Then, in overtime, came Lopez’s heated exchange with Vazquez’s trainer. It all took place at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum. […]

Olympic Boxing Update as of Monday, August 15

On Sunday, August 14, the 19-year-old bantamweight Shakur Stevenson from the U.S. defeated Robenilson De Jesus of Brazil in the Round of 16 after earning a bye in the Round of 32. On Tuesday, August 16th, Stevenson will be facing fellow 19-year-old, 5’4” Tsenbaatar Erdenebat of Mongolia in the quarterfinals. Whichever boxer emerges goes on to fight […]

U.S. Men’s Boxing Team hits all time low, while women earn two medals

While the rest of the U. S. athletes are shining bright and winning all sorts of medals at this year’s Olympics, it appears the U. S. Men’s Boxing Team should have stayed home and watched the competition on TV. The 2012 London Olympic Games marks the first time the once great men’s amateur program has […]

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