In a country where so much of the best boxing talent turns professional in their mid-teens, forgoing an amateur career to begin learning their trade the hard way, and making some cash as they do so, it's not a surprise that there aren't many Mexican Olympic boxers at this year's event. In fact, Mexico qualified only two fighters to the 2012 London Olympics. Here's a quick rundown of what you can expect from Mexico's boxing squad in London.
Oscar Valdez - Bantamweight
Oscar Valdez won the American qualifying event in Rio, earning his passage to the Olympics with no questions asked. Still just 21 years old, he has a wealth of high level amateur experience, and is currently ranked at number 13 in the world according to the AIBA. He participated in the 2008 Olympics, losing in the first round, but since has improved greatly on his performances.
At the 2009 World Championships, he won five fights to earn himself a Bronze before Vasyl Lomachenko of the Ukraine unceremoniously dispatched o...