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Nicola Adams, Robeisy Ramirez and Arlen Lopez are crowned Olympic Champions on golden Saturday of Rio 2016 Boxing Tournament
August 20, 2016
It was a truly golden day of Olympic Boxing in Riocentro Pavilion 6 on Saturday, with three finals deciding the Rio 2016 Champions in the Women’s Flyweight (51kg), Men’s Bantamweight…
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“Becoming Olympic Champion is the dream of any athlete,” says Cuba’s Arlen Lopez after winning the Rio 2016 Middleweight title
August 20, 2016
Arlen Lopez made it two boxing gold medals for Cuba on Saturday afternoon as he defeated Uzbekistan’s Bektemir Melikuziev to become the Rio 2016 Men’s Olympic Middleweight Champion. In a…
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“It was an incredible final, the one I think the fans were hoping to see,” says Cuba’s new Olympic Bantamweight Champion Robeisy Ramirez
August 20, 2016
Cuba’s Robeisy Ramirez joined a select club on Saturday afternoon as he won his second Olympic title at the age of just 22, defeating the USA’s Shakur Stevenson in a…
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“I’ve never had a year like it, it’s an amazing time,” says Olympic Flyweight Champion Nicola Adams after retaining her title at Rio 2016
August 20, 2016
Nicola Adams became the first female boxer to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals as she battled her way to the Women’s Flyweight title on Saturday afternoon by defeating France’s Sarah…
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Super Saturday ahead as gold-medal finals start to flow on final weekend of Rio 2016 Boxing Tournament
August 20, 2016
After two weeks of mesmerising Olympic Boxing, Riocentro Pavilion 6 is set for a grandstand finale this weekend with a flurry of gold-medals being awarded over the next two days.…
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AIBA Technical Officials reveal an unseen innovation that is helping improve protection for boxers at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
August 19, 2016
An important feature of the Rio 2016 Olympic Boxing Competition has been the introduction of a new hand-wrapping technique, designed to offer the boxers greater protection and comfort during bouts. Used for…
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“I never dreamt I would ever have a year like this,” says France’s new Women’s Olympic Lightweight Champion Estelle Mossely
August 19, 2016
Estelle Mossely came through a superb Women’s Lightweight (60kg) Final against China’s Yin Junhua to win the gold medal on Day Fourteen of the Rio 2016 Olympic Boxing Tournament. The…
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Mossely wins Lightweight gold and Yoka and Joyce set up Super Heavyweight showdown on Day Fourteen of Rio 2016 Boxing Tournament
August 19, 2016
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…
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Children from local boxing gym make their way to Riocentro to get a taste of the Olympic Boxing experience on Day Thirteen of the Rio 2016 Games
August 18, 2016
AIBA welcomed fifteen children from the Celeiro do Boxe boxing gym in Jacarepagua on Thursday afternoon for their first slice of live Olympic Boxing action. Following the cheers in Pavilion…
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“I am really happy to have my name alongside the great Cuban boxers,” says new Olympic Light Heavyweight Champion La Cruz
August 18, 2016
Julio Cesar La Cruz became Cuba’s first-ever Light Heavyweight (81kg) World Champion on Day Thirteen of the Rio 2016 Olympic Boxing Tournament, beating Kazakhstan’s Adilbek Niyazymbetov in a memorable final.…