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Comments Off on Team USA’s Nico Hernandez Clinches a Bronze Medal and Gary Antuanne Russell Wins Olympic Debut in Wednesday’s Action – by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (AUGUST 10, 2016) –¬† The drought is officially over for the U.S. Men’s Boxing Team. Light flyweight Nico Hernandez (Wichita, Kansas) clinched a bronze medal with his third unanimous decision victory of the 2016 Olympic Games on Wednesday night at Riocentro Pavilion 6. Hernandez’s win advances him on to a semifinal match-up and secures his berth on the podium. Light welterweight Gary Antuanne Russell (Capitol Heights, Md.) made it an undefeated night for the American squad with a unanimous decision victory in his Olympic debut. In a change from past Olympic Games, the light flyweight bracket will be completed in the first eight days of the Olympic Games and Hernandez has taken gotten on quite a roll while boxing every other day. He stepped in to the ring for the third Read more […]