Tag: olympic

Olympic bronze medalist Nico Hernandez Stops Jose Rodriguez

PARK CITY, Kansas (June 18, 2017) – Wichita hero and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, Nico Hernandez, dominated Jose “Mexican Diablo” Rodriguez in last night’s “KO Night Boxing: Rapid Fire” main event, which aired on CBS Sports Network live from Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas. “KO Night Boxing: Rapid Fire” was a presentation of KO…

2016 Olympic bronze medalist Nico Hernandez Set for pro debut

MULVANE, Kansas (February 16, 2017) – 2016 Olympic junior flyweight bronze medalist Nico Hernandez will make his professional boxing debut at home on Saturday, March 25 (9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT) on CBS Sports Network. He will headline “Knockout Night Boxing: History Begins” live from Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas. A press…

Olympic Glory

By Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President – Jose Sulaiman’s son August 22, 2016 – Boxing was a founding sport of the ancient Olympics in Greece, and has been an Olympic sport since the first edition of the modern Olympic Games in 1904. The Olympic Games are organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which is in…

Claressa Shields Wins Second Straight Olympic Gold Medal

Reigning Olympic champion Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) is familiar with history making performances and she put on another one in her second gold medal bout on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro. Shields became the first U.S. boxer ever to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals with her third unanimous decision victory of the Olympic Games in the women’s…

Claressa Shields Wins Olympic Opener

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…

Yeleussinov becomes Kazakhstan’s fourth successive Olympic Welterweight Champion and Venezuela’s Finol secures podium finish on Rio 2016 Day Twelve

Daniyar Yeleussinov of Kazakhstan won the Rio 2016 Men’s Olympic Welterweight (69kg) gold on Wednesday afternoon after a high-tempo final against Uzbekistan’s Shakhram Giyasov in the Riocentro Pavilion 6 boxing arena. Yeleussinov becomes the fourth successive Olympic Welterweight gold medalist for his country. A determined Giyasov stalked his opponent to all four corners of the…

Shakur Stevenson Clinches an Olympic Medal and Gary Russell Drops a Heartbreaker

Two young American boxers put on stellar performances in their quarterfinal bouts in Tuesday’s Olympic competition. Bantamweight Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) extended his undefeated international record and clinched a spot on the medal podium with a victory in his quarterfinal match-up. Light welterweight Gary Antuanne Russell (Capitol Heights, Md.) seemed to put on a clinic…