The 2012 London Olympics was not a great one for the US boxers, who failed to take hold of even a single medal. In total, the US boxing team has won 108 medals at the Olympics. 1976, however, was a great year for the US in boxing – the boxers managed to get five gold medals:
• Leo Randolph, Howard Davis Jr., Sugar Ray Leonard, Michael Spinks and Leon Spinks (gold medal)
• Charles Mooney (silver medal )
• John Tate (bronze medal)
Even after such a stupendous lineage, the boxing team this year came home with defeat and only defeat. This was true in the 2008 Olympics at Beijing, when the boxing team managed to get just a single medal – a bronze medal won by Deontay Wilder.
During the twentieth century, boxing was thought to be one of the five most well-liked sports; but now, not so much. Gone are the days when boxing was covered frequently on television; now, the sport is hardly looked at. TV media has only mentioned the two medals won by female boxers.
Mohammad Ali was the big name in boxing for many years. He was an unfortunate example of boxing’s negative health effects. Nowadays, football and ice hockey teams are trying to make their sport less perilous. Can boxing be renewed the same way? Manny Pacquiao was so popular in the Philippines that he managed to win a seat in the House of Representatives; but US boxers are no longer illustrious in USA.
America should build up its boxing lineup so that it manages to grab a handful of the 30 medals at Olympics.
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