Americans lose another boxer in Olympics

July 31, 2012 at 12:15 PM   |   Comments

LONDON, July 31 (UPI) -- Light-welterweight Jamel Herring became the second American boxer to fall at the Olympics Tuesday, losing to Danivar Yeleussinov of Kazakhstan.

The first-round bout was not close with Yeleussinov posting a 19-9 decision. He will meet Mehdi Toloutibandpi of Iran in the second round on Saturday.

American boxers had won their first four bouts before light-heavyweight Marcus Browne lost his opening-round appearance on Monday. Seven U.S. fighters remain in the competition, three of whom have yet to enter the ring.

Raushee Warren received a first-round bye in the flyweight class and neither heavyweight Michael Hunter nor super-heavyweight Dominic Breazeale has seen action.

The traditionally powerful Cuban team is made up of eight boxers and both of those who had bouts Tuesday had no trouble advancing.

Light-flyweight Yosbany Veitia Soto was a 17-7 winner over Billy Ward of Britain and will now take on Zou Shiming of China in the second round.

Cuba's light-welterweight, Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo, scored a 20-9 decision over Cesar Villarraga of Colombia. The Cuban's second-round opponent will be Brazilian Everton dos Santos Lopes, who received a first-round bye.

All eight boxers from Cuba are still alive in the Olympic tournament.

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