The best boxing prospects from the 2016 Rio Olympics: Daniyar Yeleussinov

Kazakhstan has an extraordinary Olympic record at welterweight. The medal won by Daniyar Yeleussinov was the fourth consecutive gold won at the weight by the nation following the previous victories of  Bakhtiyar Artayev,  Bakhyt Sarsekbayev and Serik Sapiyev. Boxer Yeleussinov Wins Kazakhstan’s Third Gold at Riohttps://t.co/ExOCRy5YKH#Kazakhstan pic.twitter.com/r2pPoTbQoT — The Astana Times (@TheAstanaTimes) August 19, 2016 Yeleussinov, 25, is the […]

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The best boxing prospects from the 2016 Rio Olympics: Julio César La Cruz

Adilbek Niyazmbetov must want a voodoo doll of Julio César La Cruz. Niyazmbetov  is one of the greatest amateur boxers in the world. He earned silver medals at the World Championships in both 2011 and 2013, and silver again at the Rio Olympics. Each time, he was beaten to gold by La Cruz. #Rio2016 #OlympicGames FINALSMen's 81kg – Julio LA CRUZ #CUB WP […]

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The best boxing prospects from the 2016 Rio Olympics: Claressa Shields

Claresa Shields is now a two-time Olympic gold medalist. A major motion picture based on her life story is in the works. And she’s still just 21-years-old. .@Claressashields brought her London #Gold medal to celebrate being first #USA boxer to win back-to-back Golds. 🙌🙌 pic.twitter.com/1oMG9oVcRU — NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) August 21, 2016 Victory in Rio made Shields […]

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The London Sparrows: a wheelchair basketball team questions the Paralympics legacy

The wheelchair basketball game between London Sparrows and Brixton Ballers should have started by now, but a tardy referee has delayed the tip-off. The Sparrows’ moustachioed player-coach Amir is overseeing an extended warm-up while they wait. “We’re gonna have fun, but at the same time work. No one gets easy shots!” he barks at a […]

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