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The U.S. men's boxing team is heading home with no Olympic medals for the first time.
Welterweight Errol Spence dropped a 16-11 decision to Russia's Andrey Zamkovoy in the quarterfinals on Tuesday night.
Spence represented the last chance for the most successful team in Olympic boxing history to add to its record 108 medals. Instead, the Dallas-area fighter started slowly and never got going in his team's ninth loss in 10 fights.
Spence only reached the quarterfinals after the Americans successfully protested a loss to India's Krishan Vikas.
Welterweight Freddie Evans clinched Britain's fifth medal of the Olympic tournament with a tiebreaker victory over Custio Clayton, who fell just short of Canada's first boxing medal since 1996.
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The men's Olympic boxing quarterfinals for the Flyweight and Welterweight divisions were held on Tuesday. The last remaining member of the USA boxing team, Errol Spence, was in action in the Welterweight division, where a win would assure him of at least a bronze medal and a chance for more. So how did things fare for Spence and Team USA's final chance for a men's boxing...
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After supposedly losing to Indian welterweight Krishan Vikas last Friday night, and four hours later finding out the decision was overruled, Olympian Errol Spence from DeSoto, a Dallas, Texas suburb, is now the only boxer from the USA boxing team with a chance to win a medal. Just after getting his hand raised as the winner by the referee, who clearly knew who won, Spence’ hand...
That'll do it for the Americans in men's boxing at the 2012 Games. Errol Spence, Jr. got resurrected by the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) after a successful protest of his loss in the Round of 16, but couldn't capitalize on his second life Tuesday against an opponent who was, simply, better. With that, we can go back to the recriminations and soul-searching...
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The U.S. men’s boxing team appeared done at the summer games, but all that changed this weekend when amateur boxing’s governing body decided to overturn Errol Spence’s loss to Indian-welterweight Krishan Vikas...
For the first time since the sport was introduced at the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis, Missouri, the U.S. Boxing Team failed to win a single medal when welterweight Errol Spence lost to Russian Andrey Zamkovoy last night at … Continue reading →