Infantryman earns spot on 2008 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team
Photo Credit: Tim Hipps
DownsMainGym.jpg: U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program boxer Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Downs (right) of Fort Carson, Colo., works out with All-Army coach Basheer Abdullah at Main Gym in downtown Houston on Aug. 23. After winning three bouts, Downs had two days to train and wait for an opponent to emerge from the challengers' bracket. He then won a 21-11 decision against Yathomas Riley of San Diego to earn the 178-pound spot on the 2008 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team.
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