Posts Tagged ‘Amateur Boxing’

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 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 […]