Boxing recap: Barnes eliminated, Kenya celebrates and more

Two time Olympic medalist Paddy Barnes won't be adding another medal to his collection. The Irish boxer was eliminated in an upset by Spains Carmona Heredia on day three of Olympic boxing. Heredia will go on to face Columbias Yuberjen Martinez in the quarterfinals. Top ranked Cuban boxer Joahanys Argilagos ended Britains Galal Yafais hopes of medaling in the round of 16. Cuba is...
Via CSN Chicago
August 08, 2016

Preview: The hits continue for Boxing's day three

The light flyweight division continues into their next round of preliminaries tomorrow morning and evening. The winners of these matches will move on to the quarterfinals on Wednesday. We will also see two time Olympic medalist Paddy Barnes in competition for the first time in Rio in this division, as he earned a bye for his high ranking in the division prior to the Games. American...
Via CSN Chicago
August 07, 2016

Rory McIlroy responds to Olympians' Twitter taunts

Rory McIlroy responded on Twitter Sunday to the Olympians who tried trolling him via the social media service. Two boxers, Paddy Barnes and Mick Conlan, appeared to be working in tandem when they tried to troll Rory the past few days. Barnes got on the Irish golfer with a reference to McIlroy’s ex-fiancee, Caroline Wozniacki. Hey @CaroWozniacki I think we make a great couple...
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August 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Boxer Paddy Barnes goes patriotic, taunts via Twitter

Irish boxer and two time Olympic bronze medalist Paddy Barnes is showing his patriotic spirit for a team meeting today. In a new tweet, Barnes shows himself with his face wrapped in an Irish flag, wearing sunglasses over the flag. Barnes earned a bye due to his status as one of the top ranked and will face one of today's light flyweight winners, Spain's Samuel Carmona Heredia on...
Via CSN Chicago
August 06, 2016

Top boxers to watch in Rio

With the 2016 Rio Games just days away, here are five athletes to keep an eye on when boxing competition gets underway. Paddy Barnes, Ireland Days 1-9 (Aug. 6-14) Men's light flyweight (49kg/108 lbs) Two bronze medals in two Olympic appearances have earned Irish boxer Paddy Barnes the nickname "Paddy Bronze" from kids in Belfast, and he is anxious to shed that label by finally bringing...
Via CSN Chicago
August 01, 2016

The stars of the 2014 Commonwealth Games boxing competition

There were many talented fighters on show at this years Commonwealth games, and not all of them won gold medals. Some didn't medal at all, for various reasons including close scorecards and misfortune, but still showed enough to warrant specific mention. Here are ten fighters who caught my eye at the 2014 Commonwealth games. Devendro Laishram (Light Flyweight - India) The powerful...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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