|Real name||Rau'shee Warren|
|Rated at||Bantamweight (118 lb)|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
February 13, 1987 |
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
|Wins by KO||3|
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.
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
|8 Wins (3 knockouts, 5 decisions), 0 Losses, 0 Draws|
|Win||10–0||German Meraz||UD||8||2014-01-25||DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia|
|Win||9–0||Jose Silveira||UD||8||2013-12-14||Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas|
|Win||8–0||Jhon Alberto Molina||UD||4||2013-10-14||BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida|
|Win||7–0||Omar Gonzalez||UD||6||2013-09-02||Cowboys Dancehall, San Antonio, Texas|
|Win||6–0||Jesus Bayron||UD||6||2013-07-05||Crown Center, Fayetteville, North Carolina|
|Win||5–0||Jiovanne Fuentes||RTD||2 (4), 1:04||2013-06-22||Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York|
|Win||4–0||Angel Carvajal||TKO||4 (4), 2:05||2013-05-18||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Win||3–0||Richard Hernandez||TKO||2 (4), 2:04||2013-02-16||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Win||2–0||David Reyes||UD||4||2012-12-08||Business Expo Center, Anaheim, California|
|Win||1–0||Luis Rivera||UD||4||2012-11-09||Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California||Professional boxing debut.|
- Adrien Broner
- Luis Yáñez
- Gary Russell, Jr.
- Raynell Williams
- Sadam Ali
- Javier Molina
- Demetrius Andrade
- Professional boxing record for Rau'shee Warren from BoxRec
- Washington Post 2004
- Rau'shee Warren Amateur Boxing Record
- "Rau'Shee Warren", n°56 on Time’s list of "100 Olympic Athletes To Watch"
- US championships 2009