Rau'shee Warren

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Rau'shee Warren
Statistics
Real name Rau'shee Warren
Rated at Bantamweight (118 lb)
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Nationality United States American
Born (1987-02-13) February 13, 1987 (age 27)
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 8
Wins 8
Wins by KO 3
Losses 0
Draws 0
No contests 0

Rau'shee Warren (born February 13, 1987) is an American professional boxer and the 2007 flyweight world champion.

Career[edit]

Warren hails from the impoverished English Woods community of Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a graduate of Harmony Community School. At the age of 6, he began training at the same East Side gym where former Junior Welterweight champion Aaron Pryor trained in the 1970s and 1980s. Warren won his first amateur fight at the age of 8 years.

At the 1st AIBA American 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in 2004, at the age of 17, he upset Rayonta Whitfield and Diego Hurtado and international competitors Raúl Castañeda (Mexico), and Miguel Miranda (Venezuela) to qualify as the U.S. boxing team's 106-pound light flyweight representative at the 2004 Athens Olympics. He was both the youngest boxer in the games and the youngest US male in all sports. He was eliminated by the favored Zou Shiming of China in the first round.

He moved up to flyweight soon after and in 2005 and 2006 became US champion. At the 2005 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Mianyang he avenged a previous loss to European champion Georgy Balakshin before losing to the Korean surprise winner Lee Ok-Sung and having to settle for bronze.

In 2006 Light middleweight Akima Stocks and Warren were named USA Boxing’s 2006 Athletes of the Year. That year he also moved up to fight as a bantamweight, and lost to highly regarded Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux in November.

In 2007 he returned to the flyweight ranks and repeated as US champion.

At the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Chicago he defeated European Champion Georgy Balakshin in a rematch and Samir Mammadov to reach the finals. In the finals he defeated Thai Somjit Jongjohor.

In 2008 he became the first American boxer in more than 30 years to compete in two Olympic Games, accomplishing something not done since Davey Lee Armstrong in 1972 and '76.

At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Warren lost in the first round, again to Lee Ok-Sung, in a controversial decision given that he assumed that he had won on points. .[1]

He remained in the amateur ranks and ascended to the Bantamweight division again at the US Nationals 2009 where he controversially lost his semifinal 19:19 (countback loss) to eventual champion Jesus Magdaleno.

While competing for the Los Angeles Matadors in the World Series of Boxing, Warren secured a Bronze in the US nationals in 2009, gold in 2010, and in 2011 a bronze at the Worlds. A gold medal in the 2011 individual competition (they also compete for team titles) at the WSB secured champions in 5 WSB weight classes the first Olympic slots, so participation in WSB saw Warren's first near miss at qualifying (only top 2 ranked boxers after team competition selected for individual title fight). Warren won the 2011 US Olympic Trials and came home with the Bronze after the 2011 AIBA World Championships, securing his place in a 3rd Olympics, unprecedented for an American boxer, at only 25 years old.

On August 3, 2012 in the London Olympics, Rau'shee Warren failed to get past the first round of the brackets yet again for the third time of his amateur career losing to Nordine Oubaali of France in a close decision of 19-18.

Professional boxing record[edit]

8 Wins (3 knockouts, 5 decisions), 0 Losses, 0 Draws
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 10–0 Mexico German Meraz UD 8 2014-01-25 United States DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia
Win 9–0 Mexico Jose Silveira UD 8 2013-12-14 United States Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Win 8–0 Colombia Jhon Alberto Molina UD 4 2013-10-14 United States BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida
Win 7–0 United States Omar Gonzalez UD 6 2013-09-02 United States Cowboys Dancehall, San Antonio, Texas
Win 6–0 Puerto Rico Jesus Bayron UD 6 2013-07-05 United States Crown Center, Fayetteville, North Carolina
Win 5–0 Puerto Rico Jiovanne Fuentes RTD 2 (4), 1:04 2013-06-22 United States Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Win 4–0 United States Angel Carvajal TKO 4 (4), 2:05 2013-05-18 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 3–0 United States Richard Hernandez TKO 2 (4), 2:04 2013-02-16 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 2–0 United States David Reyes UD 4 2012-12-08 United States Business Expo Center, Anaheim, California
Win 1–0 Puerto Rico Luis Rivera UD 4 2012-11-09 United States Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California Professional boxing debut.

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