Ready, box! Carlos Balderas, Nico Hernandez and Mikaela Mayer will be boxing for Team USA during bouts in Rio on Aug. 12th beginning at 11:15am EST. Be sure to catch every round of action live from Rio online here!
Aug. 12th will be an incredible day of boxing for any Olympic fan. The first American to step into the ring in Brazil will be Nico Hernandez who is favored against his opponent, the south paw from Uzbekistan Hasanboy Dusmatov. These guys are fighting in the light fly weight class of 49kg or roughly 108 pounds. The fight is set to begin at 8:15am EST from Rio and this is a semifinal round meaning both boxers are fighting for a chance to go for the gold in the finals. CLICK HERE TO WATCH ALL THE OLYMPIC BOXING FROM RIO ONLINE.
The next big bout for the American team will be a quarterfinal light weight fight at 60 kg. Representing team USA is the young fighter from California, 24 year-old Mexican-American Carlos Balderas. Getting in the ring with Carlos will be Lazaro Alzro from Cuba. This fight is set to pop off at 11:30am EST. These guys are sure to put on an exciting fight and have never before met each other in the ring.
The final fight for the die-hard American fight fan to keep an eye out for will be when some women square off in the light class at 60 kg. Representing the American ladies is the brawler from Los Angeles, California, Mikaela Mayer. Stepping into the ring for some action against Mikaela is the scrappy fighter from Micronesia, Jennifer Chieng. The bell for the first round in this fight will ding at about 4:30 EST. There are a handful of other great fighters matching up from all over the world so grab some popcorn, pop a squat and enjoy the action.
HollywoodLifers, tell us what you think about this amazing day of fighting? Who do you think will win it all in the ring at Rio? Do you have a favorite fighter in these games? Let us know who you think will get knocked out and who will remain standing at the Olympics!