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Mercy College Student Krystal Correa Has Olympic Boxing Dreams

Krystal Correa wants to go to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, not for its beaches and nightlife, but to fulfill her quest to be an Olympian. Correa, a 20-year-old from Yonkers and sophomore at Dobbs Ferry’s Mercy College, is working … Continue reading

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US Boxer Diaz Gets Olympics off to Strong Start

U.S. bantamweight Joseph Diaz Jr. got the Olympic boxing tournament off to an entertaining start Saturday with a stylish 19-9 victory over Ukraine’s Pavlo Ishchenko in the opening bout. British middleweight Anthony Ogogo won the hosts’ first bout, beating the … Continue reading

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San Jose Boxer Eros Correa Takes Surprise Shot at Qualifying for Olympics

Eros Correa’s journey to the boxing world championships in Azerbaijan sounds like something out of “The Karate Kid.” “Basically, yeah,” says Martin Nunez, the San Jose construction worker who plays the Mr. Miyagi role. Eros Correa (red) lands a punch on … Continue reading

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2012 Summer Olympics: Three Classes Not Enough for Women’s Boxing

When the International Olympic Committee approved women’s boxing for the 2012 London Olympics a few years ago, I never realized that its inclusion would exclude so many talented athletes.It’s a weighty subject. Andrecia Wasson has one last opportunity to qualify … Continue reading

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Olympic Boxing Drops Head Guards, Changes Scoring

Olympic boxers will fight without head guards in a pro-style scoring system starting this year after several significant rule changes by the sport’s international governing body. The International Boxing Association (AIBA) unveiled several rule amendments this week, but the two … Continue reading

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Olympic Viewing: Boxing’s Decline

In an Olympics filled with television success, boxing has been a notable failure. NBC Sports covered the last two days of the tournament with its two announcers, Bob Papa and Teddy Atlas, not even in London’s ExCel Center. International boxing … Continue reading

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Olympic Boxing: Do We Even Care?

As the worst Olympic showing in U.S. history fades in our rear view mirrors, we are struggling to explain what has gone wrong with men’s boxing and how we can fix it. A generation ago the USA ruled; now, after … Continue reading

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5 US Olympic Boxers Making Pro Debuts Together

Rau’shee Warren has no regrets. He waited through a decade in amateur boxing and a U.S.-record three Olympics to fight for a gold medal, only to lose his first fights in Athens, Beijing and London. Although he has finally accepted … Continue reading

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Abdullah Named US Olympic Boxing Head Coach

USA Boxing will name Basheer Abdullah head coach for the 2012 London Games. “It’s always an honor to be able to represent your country at the highest level the world has to offer in the sport,” he said. “I think … Continue reading

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Americans Go 0-3 in Tough Olympic Boxing Matchups

The U.S. Olympic boxing team realized it faced a brutal slate of matchups Wednesday, taking on a Cuban world champion and two hulking Russian heavyweights.None of the three Americans could beat the odds to advance in London. Top-seeded bantamweight Lazaro … Continue reading

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2012 USA Boxing Team to Redeem Lost Olympic Glory

Andre Ward wins gold in Athens The United States boxing team will be sending a large number of boxers, nine men and three women in the 2012 London Olympics. After years of dominating Olympic boxing, the Americans were not doing … Continue reading

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Women’s Olympic Trials Will Be Held in Spokane, WA

24 American women vying to compete in Women’s Boxing inaugural Olympic Games will begin their quest for gold at the first-ever U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women’s Boxing, February 13-19, at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino in Spokane.  “We … Continue reading

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Evander Holyfield Speaks to Olympic Boxers

MOBILE, Ala. — Former world heavyweight champion and 1984 Olympic medalist Evander Holyfield had words of advice for the members of the current U.S. team. “Don’t let anybody determine your destination — determine your own,” he said. Holyfield spoke to … Continue reading

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Marlen Esparza Becomes USA’s First Woman Olympic Boxer

The U.S. has its first ever woman Olympic boxer: 22-year-old flyweight Marlen Esparza. Esparza nabbed her spot at the London games this summer by beating Vietnamese rival Luu Thi Duyen on Tuesday at the Women’s World Championships in Qinguangdao, China. … Continue reading

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2008 Olympic Boxing Champions

The gold medal winners of the 2008 Olympic boxing finals and their weight classes are presented below: Weight Class Name Country Superheavyweight Roberto   Cammarelle ITA Heavyweight Rakhim   Chakhiev RUS Light Heavyweight Xiaoping   Zhang CHN Middleweight James Degale GBR Light Middleweight … Continue reading

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Women’s Olympic Boxing Trials to be in Spokane, WA

The top 24 female amateur boxers in the country in three weight classes, including two from Western Washington, are expected to be in Spokane Feb. 13-19 to compete in the inaugural U.S. Olympic Trials in women’s boxing. The sport will make … Continue reading

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2012 Olympic Trials Projections and Preview

Raushee Warren (Photo © Brian Kersey UPI) The London Games are just around the corner, which means the U.S. Olympic Trials are lurking as well. This year’s festivities for the men will take place in Mobile, Ala., from July 31-Aug. 6 (The … Continue reading

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Win a trip to the London 2012 Olympic Games (Sponsored Video)

Got skills? Show them in a video and you could go to the London 2012 Olympic Games and be a part of the action. Whatever you’re skilled at or would like to try, film your personal best on your camera … Continue reading

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Tramaine Williams Headed for Olympic Trials

Golden Gloves winner Tramaine WilliamsPhoto by Vern Williams/Register Tramaine Williams was 53 pounds the day he showed up at Ring One boxing gym at the age of 9 with his older cousin, thinking it a colossal waste of his time. … Continue reading

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Amateur Boxing is Fixed Claims Olympic Boxing Champ

Olympic boxing’s suspect reputation came under withering attack on Friday night from James DeGale, Britain’s middleweight gold medallist from Beijing. DeGale laid bare his mistrust of the sport on the day IOC president Jacques Rogge asked the BBC to furnish … Continue reading

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