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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 ...