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Andre Ward & Terence Crawford to attend USA Boxing Olympic trials in Reno

The last American man to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing and the 2014 Fighter of the Year will both be ringside for the 2016 Olympic Trials for Men’s Boxing next week in Reno. 2004 Olympic gold medalist and super middleweight world champion Andre Ward and two-time world champion Terence Crawford will each travel to northern Nevada for a trip down memory lane. Ward and Crawford competed in the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Trials respectively before reaching entering the professional ranks.

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Previewing this weekend’s Rio 2016 Olympic boxing test event in Brazil

The 2015 boxing calendar in the global amateur arena draws to a close in style this weekend with a taste of what is to come next year with the Rio 2016 Olympic Boxing Test Event in Barra da Tijuca. Top boxers from the men’s and women’s competition will get the chance to sample Rio’s unique atmosphere and give local boxing fans their own glimpse of what to expect inside the ring come August.

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Full rosters & facts for USA Boxing’s Olympic qualifier light heavy, heavy & super heavy divisions

Meet the athletes competing in the light heavyweight, heavyweight and super heavyweight divisions at the 2016 Olympic Trials for Men’s Boxing, December 7-12. There are 22 athletes boxing in the three largest weight classes at the Olympic Trials in Reno, Nev. The super heavyweight division is the smallest in the tournament with six boxers due to Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) and Brandon Glanton (Atlanta, Ga.) qualifying in both the heavyweight and super heavyweight divisions and choosing to compete at heavyweight.

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World Series of Boxing Season VI rosters set after today’s draft

The World Series of Boxing Season VI Draft was finalized this morning in Lausanne, Switzerland, with several franchises seizing the opportunity to heavily strengthen their line-ups ahead of what is set to be another compelling season of boxing’s unique team competition. The USA Knockouts, Puerto Rico Hurricanes and Caciques de Venezuela were particularly active as they look to close the gap on last year’s champions the Kazakhstan Astana Arlans and beaten finalists the Cuba Domadores.

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Full division by division lineup for final USA Boxing Olympic qualifiers

After nearly a full year of qualifying events, the sixty-nine athletes who will compete in the Olympic Trials for Men’s Boxing, December 7-12 in Reno, Nev., are now set. Five different qualifying events determined the athletes competing a chance to represent the United States in the 2016 Olympic Games next summer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The first four days of Olympic Trials competition will take place at the Silver Legacy Exposition Hall with final round action moving to the Reno Events Center for championship bouts on December 11 and 12.

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Carlos Balderas snags 1st spot on men’s USA Boxing team for Rio 2016 Olympics

American lightweight Carlos Balderas of Santa Maria, Calif. has dreamt of competing in the Olympic Games since he tied on his first pair of gloves at age seven. Next summer, he will fulfill that dream as the lightweight representative on the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team. Balderas is the first boxer to claim his spot on the 2016 squad, qualifying his berth through his finish in season six of the World Series of Boxing.

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