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USA Boxing Olympic qualifiers: Ten boxers advanced from challengers bracket

While the winners bracket athletes enjoyed the first of two rest days, the challengers bracket competitors battled it out to advance in the Olympic Trials for Men’s Boxing on Thursday night. Ten boxers avoided elimination with victories at the Silver Legacy Grande Exposition Hall tonight. Pablo Ramirez (Weslaco, Texas) claimed the first victory of the night in his light flyweight...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Mikaela Mayer edges Gonzalez, wins US women's boxing trials

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Mikaela Mayer won the lightweight division of the U.S. Olympic women's boxing trials Sunday, beating Jajaira Gonzalez by a narrow split decision for the second time this week. Gonzalez beat Mayer by unanimous decision Saturday to force the decisive third bout between the two Los Angeles-area natives. Mayer edged her teenage opponent by a 2-1 score again in the...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia Fuchs & Claressa Shields earn Rio 2016 Olympic spots for USA women’s boxing; Mayer & Gonzalez head to rematch

In a scenic venue usually reserved the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, two female boxers won gold at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women’s Boxing on Saturday. Flyweight Virginia Fuchs (Kemah, Texas) and middleweight Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) were adamant on closing the show on Saturday and the duo did just that with victories in their respective championship bouts at the Cannon...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Shields, Fuchs win US boxing trial; Gonzalez forces 3rd bout

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields and surprising flyweight Virginia Fuchs won the U.S. Olympic women's boxing trials Saturday night. Lightweight Jajaira Gonzalez also beat Mikaela Mayer by unanimous decision in a rematch to force a decisive third bout between the two fighters for the trials championship Sunday. Shields beat Tika Hemingway by unanimous decision...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

USA Boxing women’s Olympic qualifiers championship matches set: Esparza-Fuchs, Mayer-Gonzalez, Shields-Hemingway

The 2016 Olympic Team Trials for Women’s Boxing championship round bout sheet is now set after the final three challengers bracket matches on Friday at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. Flyweight Marlen Esparza, lightweight Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.), and middleweight Tika Hemingway (Brackenridge, Pa.) each earned unanimous decision victories to advance to championship...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Medalist Esparza stays alive at US Olympic boxing trials

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza stayed in contention for a spot on her second U.S. Olympic team with a victory over Christina Cruz in the challengers bracket Friday night at the women's boxing trials. Lightweight Jajaira Gonzalez and middleweight Tika Hemingway also won challengers bracket fights to advance to championship bouts on Saturday. The trials...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

USA women’s boxing Olympic trials: Cruz, Hemingway, Gonzalez stay alive

While the three confirmed finalists enjoyed the first of two rest days at the Olympic Trials for Women’s Boxing, three boxers kept their Olympic dreams alive with victories in Thursday’s challengers bracket semifinal competition. Flyweight Christina Cruz (New York, N.Y.), lightweight Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.) and middleweight Tika Hemingway (Brackenridge, Pa.) all secured...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

This Nike Snow Day commercial is great

YouTube “Roads are closed. School is canceled. The game is on. Get out here.”  It starts with Rob Gronkowski sticking his head THROUGH a glass window for goodness sakes. It features Gronkowski, Ndamukong Suh, LeSean McCoy, Luke Kuechly, Odell Beckham Jr., Ben Roethlisberger, Paul George, Paula Findlay, Antonio Brown, Marlen Esparza, Eric Weddle, Lauren Fisher, Marcus Mariota...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

USA Boxing women’s Olympic trials: Virginia Fuchs, Mikaela Mayer & Claressa Shields reach finals

Three athletes won spots in the championship round and 48 hours of rest with victories on Wednesday night at the Olympic Trials for Women’s Boxing. Flyweight Virginia Fuchs (Kemah, Texas), lightweight Mikaela Mayer (Los Angeles, Calif.), and middleweight Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) each clinched a berth in Saturday’s finals with wins at the Memphis Cook Convention Center...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Steven Stamkos Takes A Snow Day

Featuring Rob Gronkowski, Ndamukong Suh, LeSean McCoy, Luke Kuechly, Odell Beckham Jr., Ben Roethlisberger, Paul George, Paula Findlay, Antonio Brown, Marlen Esparza, Eric Weddle, Lauren Fisher, Marcus Mariota, Sydney Leroux, Le’Veon Bell, Draymond Green, Eugenie Bouchard, Steven Stamkos, Elena Delle Donne, A. J. Green, Carli Lloyd (Feature Photo/Christine...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

USA women’s Olympic qualifier finals set: Esparza-Fuchs, Mayer-Brown, Shields-Miller

The Olympic Team Trials for Women’s Boxing winners bracket semifinal round featured several closely contested bouts on Tuesday at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tenn. Six women advanced on to the winners bracket finals with victories on Tuesday night. Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) and Christina Cruz (New York, N.Y.) have certainly had their fair share of battles...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

USA Women’s Boxing Olympic Trials Day 1 results: Shields, Esparza, Mayer, Cruz among winners

The second edition of the Olympic Trials for Women’s Boxing began with 12 opening round bouts on Monday night at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tenn. Each of the three Olympic weight divisions featured four first round bouts in winners bracket action on the first night of competition. 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) took the ring...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

USA Women’s Olympic Boxing qualifying match-ups set

The official draw for the 2016 Olympic Trials for Women’s Boxing was held on Sunday evening in Memphis, Tenn., and the 24 competitors learned their opening round opponents in the second edition of the event. All of the athletes were called up by weight class to determine their road to a victory in the only domestic Olympic qualifying tournament. 2012 Olympic bronze medalist...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Family propels Jajaira Gonzalez into Olympic boxing trials

AZUSA, Calif. (AP) Neighborhood kids flow into the Azusa Youth Boxing Club moments after the door opens on a weekday afternoon. The timeworn joint barely contains the tiny tornado of action on an otherwise sleepy residential street. The cramped, sweltering gym's spotted mirrors reflect the plywood floors, rusted metal lockers and duct-taped heavy bags surrounding the compact ring...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlen Esparza, Virginia Fuchs & Christina Cruz headline USA women’s flyweights set for qualifier tourney

The flyweight division, which ranges from a minimum of 107 pounds and a maximum of 112 pounds, is the smallest Olympic weight division in women’s boxing. The weight class is contested in both Pan American Games and Olympic competition as well as world championships and national events. Great Britain’s Nicola Adams took gold in the 2012 Olympic Games in the flyweight division...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

US Olympic women’s boxing trials set for Oct 26-31 in Memphis

The event that female Olympic boxing hopefuls have been targeting since the close of Olympic competition in London is now less than a month away and the 24 athletes who will vie for Olympic berths are finalized. The 2016 Olympic Trials for Women’s Boxing will take place October 26-31 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tenn., in conjunction with the final Olympic...
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September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

USA Boxing takes two golds at 2015 PanAm Games; Cuba tops with six golds

Two spectacular closing days of action saw the final champions crowned in the boxing tournament of the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games on Friday and Saturday. The highlight of the boxing tournament finals was Canada’s three-time AMBC American Women’s Continental Champion Mandy Bujold defeating AIBA Women’s World Champion Marlen Esparza in front of her home fans in a packed...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Pan American Games underway; 120 boxers competing in all 13 Olympic divisions

The boxing tournament of the 2015 Pan American Games began on Saturday, July 18, as 120 of the best men’s and women’s boxers from the Central, North and South America regions compete for gold medal glory. 10 men’s weight categories from Light Flyweight (49 kg) to Super Heavyweight (91+ kg) will feature across three 3 minute rounds, while the trio of Olympic women’s weight...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

USA Boxing National Championships final results & winners

The 2015 USA Boxing Elite National Championships concluded with 20 final round bouts at Northern Quest’s Pend Oreile Pavilion on Saturday. The championship bouts held special importance for the elite men with the 10 gold medalists earning Olympic Trials berths. All six finalists in the women’s Olympic weight divisions clinched their Olympic Trials berths with semifinal victories...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

USA Boxing National semifinal results: Six women clinch Olympic trial berths

The 2015 USA Boxing Elite National Championships at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino’s Pend Oreile Pavilion on Friday held two sessions of semifinal round competition. The top two finishers in the three Olympic weight divisions from this week’s national championships clinched the first berths in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women’s Boxing and the intensity of the semifinal...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

USA Boxing National Championships Quarterfinal Results

The fourth day of the 2015 USA Boxing National Championships featured a full day of quarterfinal contests on Thursday at the HUB Sports Center in Spokane, Wash. The quarterfinal action featured several twists and turns with two 2012 Olympians making their tournament debuts and a handful of athletes competing for the fourth straight day in the pacific northwest. Returning women...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Women’s World Championships Final results: Team USA Esparza & Shields win; Katie Taylor continues domination

The ten gold medal bouts of the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in Jeju were held in the front of the local boxing fans, as Ireland’s legendary Katie Taylor secured her fifth title in a row, US London 2012 Olympic Champion Claressa Shields won her first AIBA Women’s Championships gold, while Atheyna Bylon of Panama became one of the greatest sportswomen in the history...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Women’s world championships semifinal results: Claressa Shields, Katie Taylor & Marlen Esparza all win

Olympic Champions reach the World Finals in Jeju, while Bylon’s fairytale continues The exciting semifinals took place in the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships, and Jeju, Korea was treated to a masterclass in boxing from each participant. Both London 2012 Olympic Champions competing in the Championships made it through to their respective finals, as Ireland’s Katie Taylor...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Women’s world championships quarterfinal results: Claressa Shields, Marlen Esparza, Heidi Henriksen advance for Team USA

Semi-finalists revealed in the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships The sixth competition day of the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in Jeju, Korea saw the winners of the quarter-finals achieve at least a guaranteed bronze medal, with two London 2012 Olympic Champions advancing to the last four in the event, as Katie Taylor walked over to the semi-finals, while US teenager...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Women’s world championships Day 4 results: USA Boxing wins big, Esparza, Shields & Wolf all advance

The winners of the Flyweight class (51 kg), Welterweight class (69 kg), Light Heavyweight class (81 kg) and Heavyweight class (+81 kg) advanced to the quarter-finals in Jeju, Korea on the fourth competition day of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships, which means they all need to win just one further bout for a guaranteed bronze medal. Many boxers excelled on Day 4, and...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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