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The 2008 United States Olympic Boxing Team Departs for Beijing

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – The 2008 Olympic Boxing Team took off for their long journey to Beijing, China, on Tuesday. The nine-member squad went through Team Processing at San Jose State University on Monday, receiving their Olympic Games outfitting as well as final team briefings from the United States Olympic Committee..

2004 Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward (Oakland, Calif.) addressed the team in their final meeting, giving them important advice and guidance on what it takes to win Olympic gold. The team departed from San Francisco on Tuesday morning and will arrive in Beijing on Wednesday afternoon before setting up for their final training camp at Beijing Normal University.

The nine boxers representing the United States in Beijing are: light flyweight Luis Yanez (Duncanville, Texas); flyweight Rau’shee Warren (Cincinnati, Ohio); bantamweight Gary Russell, Jr. (Capitol Heights, Md.); featherweight Raynell Williams (Cleveland, Ohio); lightweight Sadam Ali (Brooklyn, N.Y.); light welterweight Javier Molina (Commerce, Calif.); welterweight Demetrius Andrade (Providence, R.I.); middleweight Shawn Estrada (E. Los Angeles, Calif.); and heavyweight Deontay Wilder (Tuscaloosa, Ala.). The team will be lead by Head Coach Dan Campbell (Colorado Springs, Colo.); Defensive Coach Willy Price (Peshtigo, Wis.); and Offensive Coach Robert Martin (Washington DC). 2004 Olympic Head Coach Basheer Abdullah (Fort Carson, Colo.) is serving at the Technical Advisor for the second time with Joe Smith (Chattanooga, Tenn.) working as Team Manager.

Boxing competition will open on August 9 with middleweight Shawn Estrada (E. Los Angeles, Calif.) beginning competition for the United States. Boxing action will run through August 24, the final day of Olympic action in Beijing.

Olympic Games Boxing Schedule


Weight Class/Round/No. of Bouts Date, Time* -Beijing Date, Time* - USA/EST

165 pounds/First Round (6) August 9, 1:30 p.m. August 9, 1:30 a.m.

178 pounds/First Round (6) August 9, 1:30 p.m. August 9, 1:30 a.m.

165 pounds/First Round (6) August 9, 7 p.m. August 9, 7 a.m.

178 pounds/First Round (6) August 9, 7 p.m. August 9, 7 a.m.

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141 pounds/First Round (6) August 10, 1:30 p.m. August 10, 1:30 a.m.

152 pounds/First Round (6) August 10, 1:30 p.m. August 10, 1:30 a.m.

141 pounds/First Round (6) August 10, 7 p.m. August 10, 7 a.m.

152 pounds/First Round (6) August 10, 7 p.m. August 10, 7 a.m.

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125 pounds/First Round (6) August 11, 1:30 p.m. August 11, 1:30 a.m.

132 pounds/First Round (6) August 11, 1:30 p.m. August 11, 1:30 a.m.

125 pounds/First Round (6) August 11, 7 p.m. August 11, 7 a.m.

132 pounds/First Round (6) August 11, 7 p.m. August 11, 7 a.m.

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112 pounds/First Round (6) August 12, 1:30 p.m. August 12, 1:30 a.m.

119 pounds/First Round (6) August 12, 1:30 p.m. August 12, 1:30 a.m.

112 pounds/First Round (6) August 12, 7 p.m. August 12, 7 a.m.

119 pounds/First Round (6) August 12, 7 p.m. August 12, 7 a.m.

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106 pounds/First Round (6) August 13, 1:30 p.m. August 13, 1:30 a.m.

201 pounds/First Round (6) August 13, 1:30 p.m. August 13, 1:30 a.m.

106 pounds/First Round (6) August 13, 7 p.m. August 13, 7 a.m.

201+ pounds/First Round (6) August 13, 7 p.m. August 13, 7 a.m.

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152 pounds/Second Round (4) August 14, 1:30 p.m. August 14, 1:30 a.m.

178 pounds/Second Round (8) August 14, 1:30 p.m. August 14, 1:30 a.m.

141 pounds/Second Round (8) August 14, 7 p.m. August 14, 7 a.m.

152 pounds/Second Round (4) August 14, 7 p.m. August 14, 7 a.m.

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125 pounds/Second Round (4) August 15, 1:30 p.m. August 15, 1:30 a.m.

132 pounds/Second Round (8) August 15, 1:30 p.m. August 15, 1:30 a.m.

119 pounds/Second Round (8) August 15, 7 p.m. August 15, 7 a.m.

125 pounds/Second Round (4) August 15, 7 p.m. August 15, 7 a.m.

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112 pounds/Second Round (8) August 16, 1:30 p.m. August 16, 1:30 a.m.

165 pounds/Second Round (4) August 16, 1:30 p.m. August 16, 1:30 a.m.

106 pounds/Second Round (8) August 16, 7 p.m. August 16, 7 a.m.

165 pounds/Second Round (4) August 16, 7 p.m. August 16, 7 a.m.

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141 pounds/Quarterfinals (4) August 17, 7 p.m. August 17, 7 a.m.

152 pounds/Quarterfinals (4) August 17, 7 p.m. August 17, 7 a.m.

201 pounds/Quarterfinals (4) August 17, 7 p.m. August 17, 7 a.m.

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119 pounds/Quarterfinals (4) August 18, 7 p.m. August 18, 7 a.m.

125 pounds/Quarterfinals (4) August 18, 7 p.m. August 18, 7 a.m.

201+ pounds/Quarterfinals (4) August 18, 7 p.m. August 18, 7 a.m.

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106 pounds/Quarterfinals (4) August 19, 7 p.m. August 19, 7 p.m.

132 pounds/Quarterfinals (4) August 19, 7 p.m. August 19, 7 a.m.

178 pounds/Quarterfinals (4) August 19, 7 p.m. August 19, 7 a.m.

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112 pounds/Quarterfinals (4) August 20, 7 p.m. August 20, 7 a.m.

165 pounds/Quarterfinals (4) August 20, 7 p.m. August 20, 7 a.m.

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August 21 – OFF DAY

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112 pounds/Semifinals (2) August 22, 1:30 p.m. August 22, 1:30 a.m.

125 pounds/Semifinals (2) August 22, 1:30 p.m. August 22, 1:30 a.m.

141 pounds/Semifinals (2) August 22, 1:30 p.m. August 22, 1:30 a.m.

165 pounds/Semifinals (2) August 22, 1:30 p.m. August 22, 1:30 a.m.

201 pounds/Semifinals (2) August 22, 1:30 p.m. August 22, 1:30 a.m.

106 pounds/Semifinals (2) August 22, 7 p.m. August 22, 7 a.m.

119 pounds/Semifinals (2) August 22, 7 p.m. August 22, 7 a.m.

132 pounds/Semifinals (2) August 22, 7 p.m. August 22, 7 a.m.

152 pounds/Semifinals (2) August 22, 7 p.m. August 22, 7 a.m.

178 pounds/Semifinals (2) August 22, 7 p.m. August 22, 7 a.m.

201+ pounds/Semifinals (2) August 22, 7 p.m. August 22, 7 a.m.

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112 pounds/Finals (1) August 23, 7 p.m. August 23, 7 a.m.

125 pounds/Finals (1) August 23, 7 p.m. August 23, 7 a.m.

141 pounds/Finals (1) August 23, 7 p.m. August 23, 7 a.m.

165 pounds/Finals (1) August 23, 7 p.m. August 23, 7 a.m.

201 pounds/Finals (1) August 23, 7 p.m. August 23, 7 a.m.

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106 pounds/Finals (1) August 24, 7 p.m. August 24, 7 a.m.

119 pounds/Finals (1) August 24, 7 p.m. August 24, 7 a.m.

132 pounds/Finals (1) August 24, 7 p.m. August 24, 7 a.m.

152 pounds/Finals (1) August 24, 7 p.m. August 24, 7 a.m.

178 pounds/Finals (1) August 24, 7 p.m. August 24, 7 a.m.

201+ pounds/Finals (1) August 24, 7 p.m. August 24, 7 p.m.



*Times listed indicate the start time of the session, not the exact start time for each weight class.


USA Boxing, as the national governing body for Olympic-style boxing, is the United States’ member organization of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) and a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

Article posted on 22.07.2008



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