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March 18, 2016
Harrison vows to begin pro career in Britain
 LONDON (AP) -- Olympic super-heavyweight champion Audley Harrison vowed Friday to begin his professional boxing career in Britain, while acknowledging the United States must play a major role in his bid to become a world champion within four years.
 Five days after collecting his gold medal in Sydney, the six-foot-six fighter introduced himself to the British media at an exclusive London members club and appeared at ease with the opulence and photographers' flash bulbs sure to accompany his budding career.
Oct. 6: Full story

Canada, U.S. get hit hard
By STEVE BUFFERY -- Toronto Sun
  SYDNEY -- The Republic of Moldova won more Olympic boxing medals than Canada. For the first time since 1976, Canadian boxers failed to bring home any hardware.
 That hurts. But if you think the performance by the Maple Leaf lads was not good, how about those Americans?
Oct. 2: Full story

Both American finalists lose
 SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- American boxers will go home from an Olympics without a gold medal for the first time since 1948.
 They didn't exit quietly, though, officially protesting that inept refereeing cost world 125-pound champion Rocky Juarez a gold medal.
Oct. 1: Full story

Juarez joins Jones Jr., Holyfield
 SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Ricardo Juarez has a special place in U.S. Olympic boxing history alongside Roy Jones Jr. and Evander Holyfield.
 Unfortunately for Juarez, he shares one other thing with Jones and Holyfield -- none has a gold medal.
Oct. 1: Full story

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