(LONDON, ENGLAND) - Light welterweight Jamel Herring
(Coram, N.Y./United States Marine Corps) dropped his
first round contest to Kazakhstan's Daniyar Yeleussinov on Tuesday afternoon at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Yeleussinov won a 19-9 decision over Herring, a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, eliminating him from the tournament.
looked to set the tone early and enjoyed some success with his
jab, but Yeleussinov was able to land his
strong left hand and held an 8-5 advantage after one round.
The 26-year-old American looked to dent his
deficit in the third round but it was Yeleussinov building on his
faced a 15-8 deficit at the end of two and despite his
best efforts couldn't overcome it.
Yeleussinov went on to win a 19-9 final decision.
Herring is the second U.S. boxer to be eliminated at the 2012 Olympic Games, following light heavyweight Marcus Browne (Staten Island, N.Y.) on Monday.
Herring joined the Marine Corps at the ripe old age of 17 and has served two daughters in Iraq during his time in the military.
141 lbs: Daniyar Yeleussinov, KAZ, dec.
, KAZ, 19-9
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