1980 crash of amateur boxers

The latest news, going beyond the headlines to see how lives are affected by the world around them. Although Antonio Vargas still thinks about the cut that nearly ended his Olympic dream, his unprotected head will be clear when he steps into the ring in Rio de Janeiro. Vargas grew up sparring and competing in protective headgear, so he had never been cut in a fight before his face split open in that bloody loss at the U. Olympic team trials seven months ago. The gifted flyweight from Florida had to fight his way back through the challengers' bracket, surviving to earn a spot on the team. Cuts haven't been a major concern in Olympic boxing since , but they will be a constant danger in Rio, where the male fighters will box without headgear for the first time since Moscow.

A Tragic Day Befalls U.S. Amateur Boxing

Sugar Ray Robinson - Wikipedia

At the Montreal Olympics, Spinks benefited from a favorable draw. Due to a bye and two wins by walkover, he was only required to box two opponents to win the gold medal in the middleweight division. He went on to defeat the Soviet Union 's Rufat Riskiev in the final. National Golden Gloves Championship. Louis , "scrubbing floors and cleaning toilets," as one source tells it. He had no big contracts awaiting him and, while Michael appeared to experts to be the more promising of the two brothers, Leon was at that time the big shooting star, a television staple of ABC Sports , on his way to a shot at heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali. Michael had their mother to care for, and he was intent on helping Leon prepare for Ali.

2016 Rio Olympic Games

Donald Hull, president of the International Amateur Boxing Association, provided the following list of boxing team members on the plane: [1] 1. Bland, Joseph, team manager; High Point, N. Smiegel, Steve, assistant manager and interpreter; Boca Raton, Fla. Johnson, Tom, national coach; Indianapolis. Robles, Junior, assistant coach; San Diego, Calif.
Early life[ edit ] Robinson was born Walker Smith Jr. His father was a cotton, peanut, and corn farmer in Georgia, who moved the family to Detroit where he initially found work in construction. Six days a week.
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