Boxing is back this morning in London at the 2012 Olympic games, and Team USA will send their fifth fighter out looking to stay unbeaten. Flyweights and light heavyweights are featured, with five fights in each division.
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CNBC does not have the fights live today, so you'll have to stream at NBCOlympics.com if you're hoping to watch live.
Light heavyweight Marcus Browne of Staten Island, N.Y., will be in action in the morning's final bout, facing Damien Hooper of Australia, ranked number two in the world by AIBA. After the jump, a bit on each man from Matt Mosley's previews, as well as the match lineup for this morning.
Marcus Browne (Team USA Preview):
This tall (6'2") southpaw is the 2012 National Champion and three time NYC Golden Gloves winner. He is also the No. 1 rated light-heavyweight in the US and qualified for the Games at the Rio tournament. He started off well in last year's World Championships, KOing his first round opponent, but went out in the third round to Russia's Egor Mekhontsev (14 points to 6).
World Champion Julio Cesar de la Cruz of Cuba, Damien Hooper of Australia and the aforementioned Mekhontsev will be waiting for him in London and it's going to be tough for sure, but Browne has youth on his side and could improve on his World's showing by possibly getting into the medals in what does not seem as deep a division as some.
Damien Hooper (Top International Medal Hopes):
Australia's best hope for gold comes in the form of Hooper, who pushed the World Champ Julio de la Cruz of Cuba all the way in last years WC quarter final, losing by just one point (14-13). He has problems with discipline and respecting authority at times and there was a doubt whether the Australians would bring him to London at all only a few weeks ago, however he is a real talent, and still very young and improving.
He will no doubt be looking to improve on his World's showing in London. If he can get a bit of luck in the draw he could go all the way.
Flyweight (114 lbs/52kg)
8:30 a.m. - Samir Brahimi (Algeria) vs Jackson Darren Woods (Australia)
Winner will face Misha Aloyan (Russia), who has a bye.
8:45 a.m. - Jong Chol Pak (North Korea) vs Juliao Henriques (Brazil)
9:00 a.m. - Oteng Oteng (Botswana) vs Jeyvier Cintron (Puerto Rico)
9:15 a.m. - Hesham Abdelaal (Egypt) vs Benson Njangiru (Kenya)
Winner will face Jasurbek Latipov (Uzbekistan), who has a bye.
9:30 a.m. - Elvin Mamishzada (Azerbaijan) vs Tugstsogt Nyambayar (Mongolia)
Winner will face Vincenzo Picardi (Italy), who has a bye.
Light Heavyweight (178 lbs/81kg)
9:45 a.m. - Ihab Almatbouli (Jordan) vs Lukmon Lawal (Nigeria)
Winner will face Julio Cesar La Cruz (Cuba), who has a bye.
10:00 a.m. - Sumit Sangwan (India) vs Yamaguchi Florentino (Brazil)
10:15 a.m. - Ahmed Barki (Morocco) vs Fanlong Meng (China)
10:30 a.m. - Yahia Elmekachari (Tunisia) vs Jakhon Qurbonov (Tajikistan)
Winner will face Elshod Rasulov (Uzbekistan), who has a bye.
10:45 a.m. - Damien Hooper (Australia) vs Marcus Browne (United States)
Winner will face Egor Mekhontcev (Russia), who has a bye.