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Comments Off on Shakur Stevenson’s Olympic Finale Destined to Add Another Chapter to the Storied USA – Cuba Olympic Boxing Rivalry – by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (AUGUST 19, 2016) –  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, the bantamweight finale features two highly skilled, intelligent boxers battling it out for Olympic gold. Stevenson had not even been born the last time an American boxer faced Read more […]

Comments Off on American Flyweight Antonio Vargas Wins Olympic Games Opener in Front of Raucous Brazilian Crowd – by Julie Goldsticker / USA Boxing

  RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (AUGUST 13, 2016) –  Team USA’s flyweight Antonio Vargas (Kissimmee, Fla.) faced less than a warm welcome in his Olympic Games opener with host nation boxer Juliao Neto of Brazil on Saturday at Riocentro Pavilion 6 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Vargas kicked off his tournament a week in to the event and he made his debut a victorious one in their preliminary bout. The American team has faced hostile crowds every time they entered the ring in Brazil, but Vargas battled the loudest crowd the squad has heard. Despite the boos bellowing through the arena, Vargas wore a wide smile as he walked to the the ring for the first time at the Olympic Games. The bout was sloppy from the start due to Neto’s awkward style and constant holding. Vargas connected with several Read more […]

Comments Off on The United States’ Shakur Stevenson and Gary Russell Roll in to the Quarterfinal Round at the 2016 Olympic Games – by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (AUGUST 13, 2016) –  Two young American boxers put on a great showing in an undefeated afternoon for the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team at the 2016 Olympic Games. Bantamweight Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) and light welterweight Gary Antuanne Russell (Capitol Heights, Md.) both won their preliminary bouts on Sunday at Riocentro Pavilion 6 to clinch spots in the quarterfinal round. The pair now only needs one more victory to secure a berth on the medal stand. American light flyweight Nico Hernandez (Wichita, Kansas) received his bronze medal at the conclusion of the first session on Sunday afternoon. Junior and Youth World Champion and Youth Olympic Games gold medalist Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) had to endure a week-long wait before finally competing in his first Read more […]

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 […]

Comments Off on The United States’ Jonathan Esquivel Wins His WSB/APB Olympic Qualifying Event Opener – by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. (JULY 4, 2016) –  Light heavyweight Jonathan Esquivel (Anaheim, Calif.) won his WSB/APB Olympic Qualifying Event debut on Monday afternoon at the final qualifier in Vargas, Venezuela.  He is the only American boxer remaining in contention at the event as super heavyweightBrandon Lynch (Albany, N.Y.) dropped his opener on Sunday in his first major international bout and welterweight Paul Kroll (Philadelphia, Pa.) and heavyweight Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) fell in heart breakers on Monday. Esquivel took on Bulgaria’s Spas Genov in first round competition on Monday afternoon and celebrated Independence Day with a split decision win in the light heavyweight contest. The 21-year-old Olympic Trials champion will face veteran professional boxer Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam Read more […]

Comments Off on Team USA Goes Undefeated on Day Two fo the Americas Olympics Qualifier

Julie Goldsticker report:  BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (MARCH 13, 2016) – Bantamweight Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.), middleweight Charles Conwell (Cleveland Heights, Ohio) and heavyweight Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) all scored definitive preliminary round victories on Sunday at the Americas Olympic Qualifier in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The wins advance all three to the quarterfinal round in the Olympic qualifying event at the Ferial la Rural de Palermo.   Fresh off being named AIBA January/February Boxer of the Month, Stevenson stepped in to the ring for his first bout of the Americas Olympic Qualifier. The first U.S. boxer to compete in Sunday’s action, Stevenson faced off with Colombia’s Luis David Vargas in a bantamweight preliminary bout. The 18-year-old started quickly in the match, Read more […]

Comments Off on Power House Amateur Team From the Elite Heat Gym Shine This Past Weekend

NEWARK, NJ (NOVEMBER 25, 2013)–This past weekend members of the Powerhouse Amateur team that trains out of the Elite Heat Gym in Newark, NJ had successful showings in three different tournaments on the east coast. First in Stamford, Connecticut, Silver Gloves National Champion Malik Nelson, who was competing in the 13-14 year-old, 85 pound division lost a close decision to Felix Rivera of Connecticut.  Nelson is trained by Charles Johnson. In the same tourney, Jr. Golden Gloves national champion Vito Mielnicki Jr., who competes in the 11-12 year old, 80 pound division won a unanimous decision over Silver Gloves runner-up Xavier Ramirez of Reading, PA. In the Metro championships that took place at Gleasons Gym in Brooklyn, NY.  Zyad Hassan who fights in the 11 year-old, 95 pound division Read more […]