Meet The United States Olympic Boxing Team
- July 24th, 2012
By Scoop Malinowski
Rau’shee Warren (Flyweight): This is the third Olympic Games for the Cincinnati native. Warren boxed in Athens, Greece in 2004 as a 17-year-old and also Beijing in 2008 but is still seeking his first Olympic medal. Team leader and captain of U.S. Olympic boxing team.
Joseph Diaz Jr. (Bantamweight): Southern Californian is the junior member of the U.S. Boxing team at age 19. Hopes to win a gold medal to buy a house for his parents who both lost their jobs in the down economy. A former baseball player who aspired to play centerfield for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Dominant amateur has won 108 of 114 bouts (unofficial).
Jose Ramirez (Lightweight): Also 19-years-old from Avenal, CA. Won over 115 amateur fights and eight major titles. A favorite to win a gold medal. Computer science major in college promised his father he would favor education as a priority over boxing. Plans to become first family member to graduate college.
Jamel Herring (Light Welter): From Coram, New York. Known as a talented boxer with a good left hook. The 26-year-old Marines sergeant is a two-time Armed Forces national champ.
Errol “The Truth” Spence (Welter): The Dallas, Texas dominator has been the USA’s #1 ranked welterweight for three years.
Terrell Gausha (Middleweight): The 24-year-old from Ohio has been boxing since the age of 10. From same Ohio town (Glenville) as Olympic legends Jesse Owens and Harrison Dillard. Also particpated in football, wrestling and basketball. Beat heralded Jesse Hart at Nationals and then won the Americas qualfier in Brazil to earn roster spot for London. Seeks to become first American to win amateur middleweight gold since Michael Spinks in 1976. Has win over 2007 Pan Am Games champ Pedro Lima.
Marcus Browne (Light Heavyweight): From Staten Island, New York. The muscular, athletic boxer/puncher is a three-time national Golden Gloves champ. 21-year-old who has pro aspirations has worked with Teddy Atlas.
Michael Hunter (Heavyweight): 23-year-old is the son of respected former Ameican heavyweight professional Michael “The Bounty” Hunter. The 6-ft, 2-inch muscular, busy, action fighter had the opportunity to spar with world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in the summer of 2011.
Dominic Breazeale (Super Heavyweight): Athletic specimen was a former college football quarterback at Northern Colorado. In 2008, Breazeale particpated in a Learn To Box initiative in Carson, CA created by TV game show syndicate millionaire Michael King, who aspires to discover and develop the next great American heavyweight boxer. With just 46 contests in three years, Breazeale qualified for London by making the final of the Americas qualifier in Brazil.
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