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by Johnny Walker Veteran American heavyweight James “Lights Out” Toney, never one to hold back a controversial opinion, has ripped the US men’s boxing team, which exited the London Olympics without winning a single medal. Toney–who recently saw a fight with contender Tomasz Adamek fall through–tells Reuters that the group…

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Katie Taylor of Ireland is one step away from what many people expected of her right from the beginning, which is an Olympic gold medal. Of course, there will be one more obstacle in the way. Taylor easily got by her semifinal lightweight match with Mavzuna Chorieva of Tajikstan, landing…

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Michael Conlan, the Irishman who went into the Olympics as the sixth seed in the flyweight division, has now guaranteed himself a medal with a thrilling quarterfinal win against France’s Nordine Oubaali at the ExCel Arena in London. Oubaali was competing in his second Olympics; in 2008 he surprised many…

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The hopes of the United States men’s team in Olympic competition are now over. Errol Spence, who got by his Round of 16 match against India’s Krishan Vikas when the decision was overturned on technicalities, could not take full advantage of the new life he had. In the quarterfinals he…

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With all of the names that are so hard to spell and so hard to pronounce in these Olympic Games, it is indeed pleasurable for some to see that there are two competitors with English names who are going to battle it out for a spot in the medal round…

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The appearances of Misha Aloian and Andrew Selby highlight the action as the men battle it out in the flyweight division for the right to be guaranteed a medal at the 2012 Olympics. Advancing to the semifinal round will assure all competitors of at least a bronze. Then the “final…

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By Jackie Kallen As Meatloaf sang, “Two out of three ain’t bad.” Two of the three American women fighting in London are still in the running and are guaranteed at least bronze medals. On the men’s side, there is only one hope left: Errol Spence of Texas. Considering that there…

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by Charles Jay Women’s boxing is in the Olympics, and it’s been a long time coming. This part of the sport has never gotten a lot of respect for traditionalists, and maybe there have been periods where it didn’t deserve a whole lot. But there has been an evolution. The…

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