Category “Olympic Boxing”

Misha Aloian of Russia, the reigning world champion in the flyweight division and the #1 seed in the Olympic boxing tournament, has moved on to the quarterfinal round with a 14-9 decision over Samir Brahimi of Algeria in the Friday afternoon session at ExCeL Centre in London. Brahimi is a…

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By Jackie Kallen Finally! Female boxers get their chance at last. This weekend marks the first time in history that women can compete in boxing in the Olympics. I never thought I’d see the day. When I was commissioner of the International Female Boxers Association, we talked about this day….

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By Charles Jay Vasyl Lomachenko of the Ukraine, known as one of the top amateur boxers in the world pound-for-pound, opened up things in his quest for an Olympic medal with an easy victory over Wellington Arias of the Dominican Republic, and he is serving notice to the rest of…

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By Charles Jay The Olympic dreams of American bantamweight Joseph Diaz Jr., affectionately known as “Jo-Jo,” have come to an end. Diaz went into Wednesday’s action at London’s ExCeL Arena as an exciting possibility for medal contention, but at the same time giving up something in the way of experience…

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By Charles Jay They’re the littlest guys boxing in these Olympic Games, but they’ve got the biggest hearts. That might sound like a cliche, but that’s not far from the truth. In the light flyweight (49 kg max.) class on Tuesday, Cuba’s southpaw stylist Yosbany Veitia Soto was close to…

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by Charles Jay In years past the Olympics were perfect for producing ready-made stars for the boxing ring. That’s happened countless times, but not as much in recent years. If the American team is going to spawn a potential pro superstar, maybe it’s the representative from the media capital of…

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