Just four days after the U.S. boxing team began the London Olympics with a string of victories and rising medal hopes, only two male fighters are still standing.
The American skid reached seven straight bouts in the evening session Thursday night with narrow defeats for lightweight Jose Ramirez and middleweight Terrell Gausha. Only welterweight Errol Spence and flyweight Rau'shee Warren - who hasn't fought yet - are still alive.
Both Americans came close to victory, but couldn't solve their opponents or the computerized scoring rules that have baffled most U.S. fighters in the last two decades. Ramirez started slowly and never caught up in a 15-11 loss to Uzbekistan's Fazliddin Gaibnazarov, while Gausha evenly matched Beijing bronze medalist Vijender Singh of India before dropping a 16-15 decision.
The Americans had their worst Olympic performance ever in Beijing, winning just one bronze medal. The London team could get a boost from three promising fighters in the first women's b...