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Shakur Stevenson fights for first U.S. boxing gold in 12 years

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Olympic boxer Shakur Stevenson has advanced to the finals in the bantamweight division at the Rio Olympics. He was scheduled to fight Vladimir Nikitin from Russia in the semifinals, but Nikitin was unable to compete due to “injury.” Stevenson is now guaranteed at least a silver medal. Despite the rich history of American amateur boxing, he is the first American to fight in a gold medal match since the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Nico Hernandez won a bronze medal for…

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