Simon Bruty for SI

ATHLETE: Carlos Balderas CATEGORY: Combat SUBCATEGORY: Boxing DESKTOP_ID: 5021496419001 MOBILE_ID: 5021642546001

July 25, 2014

The 19-year-old grandson of a migrant worker who left Oaxaca, Mexico, for California, Balderas, at 132 pounds, will try to get the U.S. back to the men's boxing podium; the country failed to medal in 2012 for the first time in a century.

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