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This is my pick to bring the gold home to the USA. I figured we could all make a thread about our pick with some youtube videos as well as a few interesting facts/stats about them. Here's mine.

Raushee Warren

Rau'Shee Warren (born February 13, 1987 in Cincinnati, Ohio ) is an American amateur boxer and the flyweight world champion 2007.

Career

Warren hails from the impoverished Westwood community of Cincinnati. At the age of 6, he started working out at the same East Side gym where Aaron Pryor used to train. The fast southpaw won his first amateur fight at the age of 8 years.

In 2004, at the age of 17, he upset Rayonta Whitfield and Diego Hurtado and international competitors Raul Castaneda (Mexico), and Miguel Miranda (Venezuela) to become the U.S. 106-pound light flyweight representative in Athens.

In Greece he was not only the youngest boxer in the field but the youngest American male in general at the Olympics. In the first round he ran into one of the top favourites in Chinese Zou Shiming who later won bronze and became world champ the next year and was eliminated.

He moved up to flyweight soon after and in 2005 and 2006 became US champion. At the 2005 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Mianyang he avenged a previous loss to Russian European champ Georgy Balakshin before losing to the Korean surprise winner Lee Ok-Sung and having to settle for bronze.

In 2006 Light middleweight Akima Stocks and him have been named USA Boxing’s 2006 Athletes of the Year. In this year he also tested the waters at bantamweight in an international event. In November he lost against Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux, widely regarded as the pound for pound best amateur fighter.

In 2007 he again became flyweight US champion.

At the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Chicago he was successful beating among others three time European Champion Georgy Balakshin like in 2005 (see above) and Samir Mammadov‎ to reach the finals whwere he beat Thai Somjit Jongjohor. He will be the first American boxer in more than 30 years to compete in two Olympic Games, the last American to do so was Davey Lee Armstrong in 1972 and '76.




 

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This is my pick to bring the gold home to the USA. I figured we could all make a thread about our pick with some youtube videos as well as a few interesting facts/stats about them. Here's mine.

Raushee Warren

Rau'Shee Warren (born February 13, 1987 in Cincinnati, Ohio ) is an American amateur boxer and the flyweight world champion 2007.

Career

Warren hails from the impoverished Westwood community of Cincinnati. At the age of 6, he started working out at the same East Side gym where Aaron Pryor used to train. The fast southpaw won his first amateur fight at the age of 8 years.

In 2004, at the age of 17, he upset Rayonta Whitfield and Diego Hurtado and international competitors Raul Castaneda (Mexico), and Miguel Miranda (Venezuela) to become the U.S. 106-pound light flyweight representative in Athens.

In Greece he was not only the youngest boxer in the field but the youngest American male in general at the Olympics. In the first round he ran into one of the top favourites in Chinese Zou Shiming who later won bronze and became world champ the next year and was eliminated.

He moved up to flyweight soon after and in 2005 and 2006 became US champion. At the 2005 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Mianyang he avenged a previous loss to Russian European champ Georgy Balakshin before losing to the Korean surprise winner Lee Ok-Sung and having to settle for bronze.

In 2006 Light middleweight Akima Stocks and him have been named USA Boxing’s 2006 Athletes of the Year. In this year he also tested the waters at bantamweight in an international event. In November he lost against Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux, widely regarded as the pound for pound best amateur fighter.

In 2007 he again became flyweight US champion.

At the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Chicago he was successful beating among others three time European Champion Georgy Balakshin like in 2005 (see above) and Samir Mammadov‎ to reach the finals whwere he beat Thai Somjit Jongjohor. He will be the first American boxer in more than 30 years to compete in two Olympic Games, the last American to do so was Davey Lee Armstrong in 1972 and '76.




:laugh: This kid is sick. The last time I saw a guy that quick and powerful was the P4P king RJ. Good and easy pick Sugarshane LOL
 

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:laugh: This kid is sick. The last time I saw a guy that quick and powerful was the P4P king RJ. Good and easy pick Sugarshane LOL
Hell yeah I've been singing his praises for about 2 years now ever since I met him at the Texas state GG championships with Luis Yanez. He has the fastest hands on the planet bar NONE.
 

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Hell yeah I've been singing his praises for about 2 years now ever since I met him at the Texas state GG championships with Luis Yanez. He has the fastest hands on the planet bar NONE.
Can't argue with that. He'll be a gold medalist for sure.
 

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If he's going to win the gold his path will probably meet with young Khalid Yafai, Yafai has a very good pedigree and is one of Britains youngest ever ABA (you guys have golden gloves we have ABA's) champions. Big things are expected from him. Looking at the yanks record though and being world champion he must surely have the edge.
 

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Hell yeah he's got the edge. I can't think of anyone I've ever seen who is that freakishly fast handed. He blows my mind. The first time I saw 'Shee let his hands go I had to do a double take.
 

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Hell yeah he's got the edge. I can't think of anyone I've ever seen who is that freakishly fast handed. He blows my mind. The first time I saw 'Shee let his hands go I had to do a double take.
Khalid Yafai, idolised Hamed...His parents are from the same country as Hameds and his style is pretty close to Naz's i heard. Also, he's ment to have freakish power like Hamed as well.

It looks like he can be outboxed by some of the older more experienced guys though, maybe it will be the next olympics before we see the best of him. (if he dont turn pro)
 

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Yeah keeping them from turning pro is the biggest thing to deal with. I can't wait for 'Shee to turn pro. He may be my new Mayweather! One can dream dammit!
 

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Who knows he might be better than Mayweather. This guy is mos def destined for greatness
 

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I know it does suck, but hardly anyone would touch him at 17 in the pro game. He's right on schedule IMO.
 

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A loss ( robbery ) in the first round of the olympics is almost a better story than winning the gold anymore. It can only get better from here on out with warren.
 

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Wtf I stayed awake thinking they were going to eventually televise his fight and they never showed it. How did yall get to see it? First, they showed the softball blowout and then the first televised fight was Payano, they mentioned Warren a couple times like they were going to show his fight, but they never did.

An opening round loss for the favorite to win a gold medal on the US team, that sucks. Warren looked like a sure shot for at least a medal, if he has power and discipline he can definitely win a title and maybe get people to care more about the lower divisions.
 
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