Category “Olympic Boxing”

The United States finally got a victory in boxing, and it came on the women’s side. Marlen Esparza used her edge in quickness to score early and often, and registered a 24-16 victory over Karlha Magliocco of Venezuela in women’s flyweight action. Esparza is an all-around athlete, having participated in…

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Ireland’s Katie Taylor gets the opportunity to fulfill her Olympic dream on Monday when she takes on Natasha Jonas of Great Britain in the quarterfinals of the women’s lightweight competition at the ExCeL Arena. There was very little real challenge offered to Jonas by Queen Underwood of the United States,…

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The world’s #1 light heavyweight saw action on Saturday at the ExCeL Centre, and while it was, after all, the Olympics, it was something that didn’t look like much more than a tune-up fight. Cuba’s Julio Cesar La Cruz Peraza, who is not only ranked #1 by AIBA but also…

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By Hans Olson Although represented by only three, Team Canada’s boxing squad is off to a terrific start in the 2012 games. Dartmouth’s Custio Clayton won each of his first two bouts, first out-pointing Mexico’s Oscar Molina Casillas on July 29, then Australia’s Cameron Hammond on August 3. Trois-Rivieres Super…

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Rau’shee Warren of the United States has obviously been a big talent in the amateur ranks. The Cincinnati resident has won just about every title that is available in the United States, and he has been at the top of the list in either the light flyweight or flyweight class…

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By Charles Jay As U.S. Olympic welterweight representative Errol Spence went down to defeat to Krishan Vikas on Friday, it brought all of America’s medal hopes to a screeching halt. Well, now they are still alive – for the time being. Spence lost a decision to India’s Krishan Vikas in…

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By Charles Jay Freddie Evans is someone who feels he’s got something to prove in these Olympics. He’s had a distinguished amateur career, but doesn’t think he got all the credit he deserved when it came to the seeding process for the welterweight division. Evans, a Welshman, is a star…

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By Charles Jay Canada’s Custio Clayton came into the Olympics as an unseeded competitor. But if he wins one more bout, he is in the medal round. Clayton did a great job in Friday action, winning a 14-11 verdict over Cameron Hammond of Australia. It’s not easy to keep a…

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