Philadelphia's Hart wins Olympic boxing trial

Posted: August 06, 2011

Philadelphia's Jesse Hart, son of the legendary Eugene "Cyclone" Hart, scored a difinitive 21-6 decision over Luis Arias, of Milwaukee, to win the 165-pound division at the U.S. Olympic boxing trials last night in Mobile, Ala.

It was Hart's fourth win in 6 days, all by decision. Earlier this year, Hart won the national Golden Gloves middleweight title and the USA Boxing lightweight national championship.

In another title fight, Cincinnati's Rau'shee Warren made history when he qualified for his third Olympic team, beating Shawn Simpson in the flyweight finals by a 31-18 score.

Hart, Warren and the eight other weight-class winners will still have to qualify in the top 10 at the world championships in Azerbaijan on Sept. 22 to make it to the London Olympics in 2012.

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