Posted April 19, 2013 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Dead Bombing Suspect Was An Amateur Boxer?! [Photo]

Will Box for Passport

“I wanted to fight in the Gloves to see how I would do,” Tsarnaev said at the time, according to the Sun. “So far, so good.”

He added, according to the Sun: “I like the USA … America has a lot of jobs. That’s something Russia doesn’t have. You have a chance to make money here if you are willing to work.” – espn

“I don’t have a single American friend, I don’t understand them.” – businessinsider

Tamerlan Tsarnaev has a boxing profile in which he says he doesn’t take his shirt off much because he doesn’t want women to get bad ideas, adding, “I’m very religious.” – TMZ

He told Hirn he wanted fight for the US in the Olympics, but it’s unclear if he was ever a serious contender to make the team. – businessinsider


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, the suspect on the run, was also an athlete in the U.S. He attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge, Mass., and competed on the wrestling team. In 2011, he was named a Greater Boston League Winter All Star, according to multiple reports.

He earned a $2,500 college scholarship from Cambridge in 2011 and was reportedly a student at UMass-Dartmouth. – espn


he older brother of the bombing suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, who was gunned down in a shoot-out early this morning was actually an amateur Chechen Golden Gloves boxer that liked hip-hop (Real-HipHop.com)! He once made a bid to “box for Passport!” Tsarnaev even wanted to fight for the U.S. Olympic team! According to the Lowell Sun, Tsarnaev originally came to the states in 2003 from Chechnya, and won a Golden Gloves novice fight in the 178-weight division in January 2004. He continued his boxing career going from regional bout to bout, and even won the prestigious Rocky Marciano trophy as a New England heavyweight champ a number of years later! Tsarnaev took a leave of abscence from his engineering studies at Bunker Hill Community College to train for the Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Salt Lake City in 2009. Out of the ninety boxers at the event, he lost a decision in the first fight in the 201-pound division against Lamar Fenner of Chicago. Around the time of the Golden Glove bouts Johannes Hirn posted a photo essay (pic above) in the Boston University graduate student magazine The Comment titled “Will Box for PASSPORT: An Olympic Drive to become a US Citizen.” The younger brother Dzhokhar, who is still on the run, was a decent wrestler (quote/pic above), who was currently attending UMass-Dartmouth.

Source: espn