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Boxers bring home the 'bronze' - finish third in nationals

March 31, 2017

“I am just a boxer and my story’s seldom told….”


So begins “The Boxer,” by musician Paul Simon. It could be so for Olivet College’s boxing club.
Boxing is not an MIAA sport, so no place on the OC Athletics web site, but rather mention in the “Student Clubs and Organizations” section of Student Life. The young club finished first two years in a row in national competition, most recently in 2016, to reign as the number one team in the Unites States Intercollegiate Boxing Association (USIBA), the governing body for intercollegiate boxing athletes.


The USIBA has only been in business since 2012, and is working to sign up its first 100 boxers. The opening shot on its web site is the 2016 Olivet College boxing club.


Unfortunately, that slide will soon be coming down, as the OC boxers f