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2014 USA Boxing National Championships: Final results, 20 new champions crowned

2014 USA Boxing National Championships action concluded with 20 final round bouts in both men’s and women’s action on Saturday at the Pend Oreille Pavilion at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino on Saturday. The day’s competition featured several rematches and action-packed contests in the 20 final round bouts. Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) broke...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Men’s USA Boxing National Championship semifinal results

Three reigning champions advanced to their second straight USA Boxing National Championships finale with victories in Friday afternoon competition. Light flyweight Leroy Davila (New Brunswick, N.J.) was the first of the trio to punch his ticket for the championship round. He took a 3-0 victory over Domonique Sosa (Humble, Texas) in the first men’s bout of the day to advance to...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlen Esparza, Mikaela Mayer, Claressa Shields, Queen Underwood, all advance to women’s finals at 2014 USA National Championships

Boxing fans and tournament participants have all been looking forward to Friday’s semifinal bouts throughout the week of competition and the day’s action did not disappoint. The semifinal round marked the tournament debut for all three 2012 Olympians as well as multiple reigning champions, and both the veterans and previously unheralded competitors put on a show. Here, find the...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 USA Boxing National Championships: Men’s & women’s semifinals set for Friday

The third day of 2014 USA Boxing National Championships showcased nearly six hours of quarterfinal action on Wednesday at the HUB Sports Center in Spokane, Wash. The 46 victors in Wednesday’s quarterfinal competition all claimed berths in the semifinal round, which will take place on Friday at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino. The upsets from Tuesday continued in Wednesday’s...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet Mikaela Mayer: Q&A interview & photos of the 2016 women’s USA boxing hopeful

Interview with Mikaela Mayer & Photo Gallery: Mikaela Mayer, 22-year-old model turned USA women's boxer, is fresh off another two big wins, picking up a Golden Gloves title and a PAL National Championship to add to her collection. She missed out on the 2012 London Olympics, losing a close decision in the qualifiers to Queen Underwood. However, she's been hard at work...
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November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Getting here really was winning

Queen Underwood halfheartedly hugged her opponent, then stepped between the ropes, walked away from the boxing ring and headed under the packed stands. The five-time U.S. national champion had slugged it out for four rounds with the hometown favorite, Natasha Jonas of Great Britain, during the first day of women's boxing in Olympic history. She'd ducked and dodged, landed...
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August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

USA women’s boxer Queen Underwood loses to Britain’s Natasha Jonas in first match

Women's boxing made its highly anticipated Olympic debut on Sunday. The big match of the opening session featured American Lightweight Queen Underwood going against Britain's Natasha Jonas. In front of a screaming, enthusiastic crowd, the two fighters put on a show. Unfortunately for Team USA, Jonas came out ahead, and Underwood joins the ranks on the men's boxing team...
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August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Women's boxing to make Olympic debut

Queen Underwood is grateful to every woman whose collective fight allowed her to become the first American woman to climb into an Olympic boxing ring. When she takes that historic step between the ropes Sunday, she'll be thinking more about the fight that's right in front of her. That's because British lightweight Natasha Jonas will be trying to knock her block off...
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August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Women's boxing makes long-awaited Olympic debut

Queen Underwood is grateful to every woman whose collective fight allowed her to become the first American woman to climb into an Olympic boxing ring. When she takes that historic step between the ropes Sunday, she'll be thinking more about the fight that's right in front of her. That's because British lightweight Natasha Jonas will be trying to knock her block off...
Via AP on Fox
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

History In The Making: Top Five Women Olympic Boxers To Watch In 2012

(Cheng Dong of China, left, against Natasha Jonas of Great Britain, right, during the Test Event for London on Nov. 27, 2011)While big names like Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather kept men’s boxing in the online conversation during 2009, women’s boxing finally got some press with the Aug. 13 announcement that year from International Olympic Committee chair Jacques Rogge, telling...
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August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Olympic boxing field set after all-important draw

The three Americans in the first Olympic women's boxing tournament have learned how fickle the draw can be. While flyweight Marlen Esparza and middleweight Claressa Shields both drew first-round byes Friday, lightweight Queen Underwood was assigned one of the toughest paths to gold imaginable. Underwood must fight British contender Natasha Jonas in the first round. The winner...
Via AP on Fox
July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

American boxers rediscover teamwork in London

Four years after USA Boxing hit a new low in Beijing, a revitalized American team is ready to punch back. With a cool mix of veteran leadership and rising contenders of both sexes, the Americans will field the largest squad at the London Olympics. Nine men qualified in 10 weight classes, while women qualified in all three weights for their first Olympic boxing tournament. Yet those...
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July 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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