Maryland’s Russell loses controversial and heartbreaking decision in Rio

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Capitol Heights, MD, native Gary Antuanne Russell’s journey to Gold in Rio came to a crashing halt, as he lost a very tough and controversial decision to Fazliddin Gaibnazarov of Uzbekistan in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on Tuesday during the quarterfinals of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Russell fought a very sound bout, especially in the first round as he applied a ton of pressure against Gaibnazarov. However,…

August 16, 2016

American’s Antonio Vargas and Gary Russell one win away from Rio

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) A pair of American boxers advanced to the quarterfinals of the penultimate World Olympic Qualifying Tournament on Tuesday, and with the wins are now just one victory away from earning a spot at the Rio Games this summer. Flyweight Antonio Vargas (52kg/114lbs) and light welterweight Gary Russell (64kg/141lbs) both won their first three bouts of the tourney, which got underway last week in Azerbaijan, moving them into…

June 22, 2016