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Ruenroeng wins, 3 Americans lose in Olympic boxing qualifier (The Associated Press)

Posted: July 5, 2016 at 5:27 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2015., file photo, Cam Awesome waits for the start of a bout in the U.S. Olympic Boxing Trials in Reno, Nev. Awesome is down to his final chance to earn qualification for a berth in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The American heavyweight must win an AIBA tournament in Venezuela starting July 3, 2016 to earn a spot. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File)

Former IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng of Thailand won his first bout Monday at an Olympic qualifying tournament in Vargas, Venezuela. U.S. contenders Cam F. Awesome, Paul Kroll and Brandon Lynch lost their opening bouts, failing to earn spots at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics next month. The 36-year-old Ruenroeng fought at the Beijing Olympics, falling one win shy of a medal.

Yahoo Sports – Boxing News

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