USA boxer Hernandez defeated, will claim Olympics bronze


Nico Hernandez earned his country a medal in light flyweight for the first time in nearly three decades.

Team USA’s Hernandez, 20, may’ve fallen to Uzbekistan fighter Hasanboy Dusmastov 3-0 on Friday, but will still win bronze at Rio 2016. Both losing semifinalists take bronze at the Olympics.

Hernandez beat Italy’s Manuel Cappai 3-0 on Saturday, then taking Russia’s Vasilii Egorov by the same score on Monday. He then beat Carlos Quipo Pilataxi of Ecuador to set up Friday’s bout.