WATCH: Top Boxing moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Top Boxing moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Olympic boxing had a great number of stories and fights worth highlighting this XXXI Olympiad. The U.S. men’s team went from a complete shut-out in 2012 to winning two medals in Rio, and reigning champion Claressa Shields dominated the middleweight division to retain her Olympic championship.

A shocking loss for one of Ireland’s top ranked, a dabbing boxer winning a bronze medal and a Kenyan boxer with some serious dance moves in his corner making it to the quarterfinals were only a few of the great moments we saw in the Riocentro, and there are many more easily found on

Nico Hernandez (USA) upsets a top seeded fighter on his way to a bronze medal

Artem Harutyunyan (GER) ‘dabs’ his way to quarterfinal victory
Floyd “Money” Mayweather makes an Olympic appearance
Kenya’s Peter Warui and his corner show off their dance moves
Vladimir Nikitin (RUS) upsets Michael Conlan (IRL) in controversial decision
Estelle Mossely (FRA) dislocates her opponents arm in first semifinal round
Brazil’s Robson Conceicao claims his country’s first-ever gold medal in boxing
Shakur Stevenson is defeated by Robeisy Ramirez in one of the closest matches in Rio
Great Britain’s Nicola Adams becomes the first-ever female boxer to retain her Olympic championship…
…and Claressa Shields becomes the second American boxer in history to win two consecutive gold medals provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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