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USA Boxing’s Shakur Stevenson takes home silver, loses tight decision to Cuba’s Robeisy Ramirez

Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) and Cuba’s Robeisy Ramirez engaged in another historic USA – Cuba battle in Saturday’s bantamweight finale at the 2016 Olympic Games. The gold medal bout went down to the wire between the two talented boxers but Ramirez’s pulled out the closest of split decisions, giving Stevenson the silver medal.

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Olympic boxing results: Estelle Mossely wins gold for France, Joseph Joyce advances to gold medal match

Estelle Mossely won Olympic gold on Friday afternoon to cap a brilliant year for the French Lightweight (60kg). It was a gripping final, with China’s Yin Junhua powering into an early lead before Mossely dug deep to deliver a memorable turnaround. The Chinese boxer had managed to frustrate her opponent for long periods, but as her volume of punches thrown increased, Mossely’s accuracy gradually picked up too, earning a tight split-decision victory to the delight of the French fans.

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USA Boxing results: Claressa Shields advances to final, looking to repeat as gold medalist

2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) joyfully punched her way to her second consecutive gold medal bout in today’s boxing action at the 2016 Olympic Games. Shields faced off with Kazakhstan’s Dariga Shakimova in the first of two middleweight semifinal bouts at Riocentro Pavilion 6 in Rio de Janeiro on Friday afternoon.

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Stevenson vs. Robeisy first USA vs. Cuba Olympic boxing gold medal bout in 20 years, airs Saturday afternoon

It has been 20 years since the United States and Cuba have met in a boxing gold medal bout at the Olympic Games. Yet, another chapter will be added to the long history of epic match-ups between the top two medal producers in Olympic boxing on Saturday. Junior and Youth World Champion and Youth Olympic Games gold medalist Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez of Cuba will meet at Riocentro Pavilion 6 in Rio de Janeiro for the greatest prize in Olympic boxing. One of the most highly anticipated match-ups of the 2016 Olympic Games, ...

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USA Boxing’s Shakur Stevenson faces Cuba’s Robeisy Ramirez for gold on Saturday

Bantamweight Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) has secured the first spot in the gold medal bout for his United States Olympic Boxing Team. It was a bit easier than the 19-year-old expected as he won his semifinal bout by walkover due to injury to his opponent. Russia’s Vladimir Nitikin pulled out of Thursday’s contest which advanced Stevenson on to Saturday’s gold medal bout.

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USA Boxing results: Defending gold medalist Claressa Shields kicks off tourney with win

Reigning Olympic and World Champion Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) had quite the wait before her 2016 Olympic Games opener in Rio de Janeiro. Twenty-two sessions of Olympic boxing came and went before the middleweight champion got the chance to step in to the ring. She finally got her opportunity on Wednesday afternoon at Riocentro Pavilion 6. For the first time in Rio de Janeiro, an American boxer entered the ring with a full arena cheering them on. Shields gave the fans who came to see her a treat in her quarterfinal contest with Russia’s Iaroslava Iaukushina.

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