|Height||5 ft 4 1⁄2 in (164 cm)|
|Reach||64 1⁄2 in (164 cm)|
February 13, 1987 |
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
|Wins by KO||4|
Rau'shee Warren (born February 13, 1987) is an American professional boxer who held the WBA (Undisputed) and IBO bantamweight titles from 2016 to 2017. As an amateur he won a gold medal at the 2007 World Championships, as well as bronze at the 2005 and 2011 World Championships, all in the flyweight division.
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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 at two Olympic Games, accomplishing something not done since Davey Lee Armstrong in 1972 and 1976.
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 at 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.
Warren made his long-awaited professional debut on November 9, 2012, winning a four-round unanimous decision over Luis Rivera. Having won thirteen of his first fourteen fights (the only blemish being a three-round no contest against Javier Gallo on December 12, 2014), Warren attempted to win his first world championship—the WBA (Super) and vacant IBO bantamweight titles—on August 2, 2015, but lost a debatable split decision to Juan Carlos Payano. In a rematch with Payano on June 18, 2016, Warren gained revenge by winning both titles with a majority decision. However, Warren lost in his first defense to Zhanat Zhakiyanov by split decision.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|17 fights||14 wins||2 losses|
|17||Loss||14–2 (1)||Zhanat Zhakiyanov||SD||12||Feb 10, 2017||Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.||Lost WBA (Undisputed) and IBO bantamweight titles|
|16||Win||14–1 (1)||Juan Carlos Payano||MD||12||Jun 18, 2016||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.||Won WBA (Undisputed) and IBO bantamweight titles|
|15||Loss||13–1 (1)||Juan Carlos Payano||SD||12||Aug 2, 2015||Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida, U.S.||For WBA (Super) and vacant IBO bantamweight titles|
|14||Win||13–0 (1)||Javier Gallo||TKO||1 (10), 0:52||Mar 6, 2015||MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|13||NC||12–0 (1)||Javier Gallo||NC||1 (10), 1:08||Dec 12, 2014||UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.||NC after Gallo sustained a cut from an accidental head clash|
|12||Win||12–0||Jose Luis Araiza||UD||10||Sep 6, 2014||U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.|
|11||Win||11–0||Ricardo Alvarado||UD||10||May 2, 2014||Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|10||Win||10–0||German Meraz||UD||8||Jan 25, 2014||D.C. Armory, Washington, D.C., U.S.|
|9||Win||9–0||Jose Silveira||UD||8||Dec 14, 2013||Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.|
|8||Win||8–0||Jhon Alberto Molina||UD||4||Oct 14, 2013||BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida, U.S.|
|7||Win||7–0||Omar Gonzalez||UD||6||Sep 2, 2013||Cowboys Dancehall, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.|
|6||Win||6–0||Jesus Bayron||UD||6||Jul 5, 2013||Cumberland County Crown Coliseum, Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S.|
|5||Win||5–0||Jiovanne Fuentes||TKO||2 (4), 1:04||Jun 22, 2013||Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|4||Win||4–0||Angel Carvajal||TKO||4 (4), 2:05||May 18, 2013||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|3||Win||3–0||Richard Hernandez||TKO||2 (4), 2:04||Feb 16, 2013||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|2||Win||2–0||David Reyes||UD||4||Dec 8, 2012||Business Expo Center, Anaheim, California, U.S.|
|1||Win||1–0||Luis Rivera||UD||4||Nov 9, 2012||Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California, U.S.||Professional debut|
- "Payano Edges Rau'shee Warren With Split Nod Win". BoxingScene. August 3, 2015. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
- Christ, Scott (June 18, 2016). "PBC on NBC results: Rau'shee Warren edges Juan Carlos Payano to win WBA belt". SB Nation. Vox Media. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
- "Zhakiyanov Overcomes Knockdowns, Upsets Rau'shee Warren - Boxing News". Boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
- Professional boxing record for Rau'shee Warren from BoxRec
- Rau'shee Warren profile at Premier Boxing Champions
- 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
|Amateur boxing titles|
|U.S. flyweight champion
|U.S. Golden Gloves flyweight champion
|U.S. bantamweight champion
|Minor world boxing titles|
Juan Carlos Payano
|IBO bantamweight champion
June 18, 2016 – February 10, 2017
Vacant after loss to Zhakiyanov
|Major world boxing titles|
Juan Carlos Payano
|WBA bantamweight champion
June 18, 2016 – February 10, 2017