Hernandez defeats Ecuador’s Palaxti; claims Bronze for United States

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – American light flyweight Nico Hernandez clinched at least a Bronze medal on Wednesday thanks to his unanimous three-round decision victory of Ecuador’s Carlos Eduardo Quipo Palaxti in the quarterfinals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The 20-year-old native from Wichita, Kansas, becomes the first American male boxer to claim an Olympic medal since heavyweight Deontay Wilder earned a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Games. “It…

August 11, 2016