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Ron Judd, an Olympics junkie and Seattle Times columnist who has covered Olympic sports since 1997, will use this space to serve up news and opinion on the Summer and Winter Games -- also inviting you to chime in on Planet Earth's biggest get-together.

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August 13, 2008 2:20 PM

Daytime boxing on CNBC

Posted by Ron Judd

Owing largely to the corrupt, morally bankrupt circus that epitomizes professional boxing in America, I'm not much of a fight fan. And neither are most other people. So it's been a long time since I've taken in boxing on TV -- particularly of the Olympic variety.

Going at it right now -- on tape -- on CNBC (and Universal HD) is a light flyweight bout, USA's Luis Yanez of Duncanville, Texas vs. Jose Kelvin de la Nieve of Spain.

The inescapable impression. These guys are lightning fast. Impressive.

Yanez wins a 12-9 decision and becomes the fifth American (of eight) to move to the second round.

Since you asked: Light flyweights are 106 pounds or below.

Since you also asked: The U.S. hasn't medaled in this classification since 1988, and hasn't won it since 1984 (Paul Gonzales).

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