Claressa Shields had Olympic gold around her neck and a secret keepsake in her warmup jacket pocket. She reached in her pocket, pulled out her first gold from London and slipped the medal over her head.
Retired superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather announced on Twitter on Wednesday that Olympic boxer Shakur Stevenson has joined Mayweather Promotions.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. dropped in to see the next generation of Olympic boxers in Rio.
There are many new changes in Olympic boxing, with the headgear issue being the most controversial. Olympic competitors aren’t sure if getting rid of the headgear was a good idea.
Las Vegan Augie Sanchez is headed to the Olympics as an assistant coach for the U.S. boxing team. Sanchez credits his success to his former trainer and father-in-law, Pat Barry.
Las Vegas resident Rubens Nicolas hoped to qualify as a heavyweight boxer for Haiti in the Olympics this summer, but he was denied a passport.
USA Boxing executive director Mike Martino said no pro boxers will represent the country in Rio de Janeiro, saying the process is too far along at this point in choosing the team.
At first, it sounded as if Manny Pacquiao was playing an April Fool’s Day joke on everyone when he said he would consider fighting in the Olympics. But the eight-time world champion was serious.
Long before the first punch was thrown in London, Dawn Barry of Barry’s Boxing in Las Vegas knew the nine men representing the United States would not win a medal. “We didn’t give our kids a chance to succeed, she said, blaming a lack of leadership at USA Boxing that has not groomed athletes.