U.S. Olympians Jose Ramirez and Errol Spence Jr. won their opening bouts of the 2012 London Games on Sunday, becoming the third and fourth members of Team USA to advance to round 16 of the boxing tournament.
Golden Boy Promotions, Showtime Sports and CBS Sports have entered a deal to showcase the professional debuts of standout boxers from the 2012 Summer Olympic Games live on the CBS television network on Oct. 14 and Dec. 15.
Rau’shee Warren is convinced the third time will be the charm for his Olympic dream. The three-time Olympian relishes his role as the elder team member on the 2012 U.S. squad as well as the opportunity to show the world how much he’s improved.
The U.S. Olympic boxing program hasn’t had much success in recent Games but the coaching staff of the 2012 squad is confident that they have a group of young men and women who can compete with the world’s best amateur boxers and bring home medals.
RingTV co-hosts Doug Fischer and Michael Rosenthal interviewed Jose Ramirez, the lightweight representative on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team, before the 19-year-old Californian’s journey to participate in the London Games.
Seattle-based lightweight Queen Underwood has been added to the three-member U.S. Olympic team that will compete in the inaugural women’s boxing competiton at the 2012 London Games.