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Murata wins close decision, will fight for gold

Boxing Aug 12, 2012

Murata wins close decision, will fight for gold

by Ed Odeven

Boxer Ryota Murata demonstrated in 2011 that he can compete successfully on the world stage, placing runnerup as a middleweight at the world championships in Baku. A year later, Murata has a chance to become Japan's first boxing gold medalist since the 1964 Tokyo Summer ...

Boxing Aug 7, 2012

Boxer Shimizu moves into semis

Japanese boxer Satoshi Shimizu secured the first Olympic boxing medal for his country in 44 years as he defeated Algeria's Mohamed Amine Ouadahi in the quarterfinals of the men's bantamweight class at the London Games on Sunday. Shimizu won a 17-15 decision after three rounds ...

Jordanian boxer Almatbouli remembers humble roots

Boxing Aug 6, 2012

Jordanian boxer Almatbouli remembers humble roots

by Ed Odeven

You'll be hard-pressed to find a more inspiring Olympic athlete right now than light-heavyweight boxer Ihab Almatbouli of Jordan. He understands this, and he won't fade away into the sunset after falling to Cuba's Julio La Cruz Peraza 25-8 in their round of 16 bout ...

Boxing Aug 4, 2012

Boxer Murata reaches last eight

Boxer Ryota Murata took a major step toward winning Japan's first Olympic medal in 44 years in the middleweight class when he advanced to the quarterfinals Thursday at the London Games. The 26-year-old Murata defeated Algeria's Rahou Abdelmalek 21-12 to set up a quarterfinal clash ...