Aug 14, 2021 / Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California
Former world champion Rau'shee Warren scores a second-round stoppage over Damien Vazquez in their bantamweight telecast opener.
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Rau'shee Warren News
Casimero's aggression pays off as he wins a nip and tuck affair to retain his WBO World Bantamweight belt Saturday night on PBC on SHOWTIME.
It's a story of redemption on this week's podcast as Warren, the former world bantamweight champion, and welterweight contender DeLoach discuss their ring return.
Former World Champion Robert Easter Jr. makes his Super Lightweight debut vs veteran Adrian Granados in the co-feature and former World Champions Rau'shee Warren and Emmanuel Rodriguez duel in a WBC Bantamweight Title eliminator at Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Rau'shee Warren Fights
Win vs Damien Vazquez 15-1-1
Aug 14, 2021 • Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California
Rau'shee Warren WINS against Damien Vazquez by TKO in Round 2 of 10
Win vs Sharone Carter 12-3-0
Feb 20, 2021 • Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
Rau'shee Warren WINS against Sharone Carter by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Gilberto Mendoza 15-7-3
Feb 15, 2020 • Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Rau'shee Warren WINS against Gilberto Mendoza by UD in Round 10 of 10
Loss vs Nordine Oubaali 17-1-0
Jan 19, 2019 • MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Rau'Shee Warren LOSES to Nordine Oubaali by in Round 12 of 12
LOSS vs Nordine Oubaali 17-1-0
Jan 19, 2019 • MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Nordine Oubaali WINS against Rau'shee Warren by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs McJoe Arroyo 17-1-0
Jul 29, 2017 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Rau'shee Warren WINS against McJoe Arroyo by UD in Round 12 of 12
Loss vs Zhanat Zhakiyanov 27-2-0
Feb 10, 2017 • Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio
Rau'shee Warren LOSES to Zhanat Zhakiyanov by SD in Round 12 of 12
WIN vs Juan Carlos Payano 23-5-0
Jun 18, 2016 • UIC Pavilion, Chicago
Juan Carlos Payano LOSES to Rau'shee Warren by MD in Round 12 of 12
LOSS vs Juan Carlos Payano 23-5-0
Aug 02, 2015 • Full Sail Live, Winter Park, Florida
Juan Carlos Payano WINS against Rau'shee Warren by SD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Javier Gallo 21-10-1
Mar 06, 2015 • MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Rau'shee Warren WINS against Javier Gallo by TKO in Round 1 of 10
No Contest vs Javier Gallo 21-10-1
Dec 12, 2014 • UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Rau'shee Warren Javier Gallo by NC in Round 1 of 10
Win vs Jose Luis Araiza 31-8-1
Sep 06, 2014 • U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Rau'shee Warren WINS against Jose Luis Araiza by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Ricardo Alvarado 7-2-0
May 02, 2014 • Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Rau'shee Warren WINS against Ricardo Alvarado by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Meraz 46-28-1
Jan 25, 2014 • DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Rau'shee Warren WINS against Meraz by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs German Meraz 46-28-1
Jan 25, 2014 • DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Rau'shee Warren WINS against German Meraz by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Jose Silveria 15-9-0
Dec 14, 2013 • Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Rau'shee Warren WINS against Jose Silveria by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Jhon Alberto Molina 32-24-3
Oct 14, 2013 • BB&t Center, Sunrise, Florida, USA
Rau'shee Warren WINS against Jhon Alberto Molina by UD in Round 4 of 4
Win vs Omar Gonzalez 6-8-0
Sep 02, 2013 • Cowboys Dance Hall, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Rau'shee Warren WINS against Omar Gonzalez by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Jesus Bayron 5-7-0
Jul 05, 2013 • Crown Coliseum, Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA
Rau'shee Warren WINS against Jesus Bayron by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Jovany Fuentes 5-1-0
Jun 22, 2013 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Rau'shee Warren WINS against Jovany Fuentes by TKO in Round 2 of 4
Win vs Jiovany Fuentes 5-1-0
Jun 22, 2013 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Rau'shee Warren WINS against Jiovany Fuentes by TKO in Round 2 of 4
Win vs Angel Carvajal 2-1-0
May 18, 2013 • Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Rau'shee Warren WINS against Angel Carvajal by TKO in Round 4 of 4
Win vs Richard Hernandez 0-5-0
Feb 16, 2013 • Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Rau'shee Warren WINS against Richard Hernandez by TKO in Round 2 of 4
Win vs Luis Rivera 1-2-0
Nov 09, 2012 • Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA
Rau'shee Warren WINS against Luis Rivera by UD in Round 4 of 4
Rau'shee Warren Bio
Rau’shee Warren is one of the most decorated amateur fighters in U.S. history, and the only boxer to make three U.S. Olympic teams. “Baby Pit” has continued to thrive as a professional, first winning a bantamweight title on his second attempt, and now seeking another world championship at 118 pounds.
A quick study in the ring
Rau’shee Warren can barely remember a time when he wasn’t involved in boxing. He took up the sport at the age of 6 in his native Cincinnati, and won his first amateur fight when he was 8.
At the age of 17, Warren surprisingly qualified for the 2004 Athens Olympics, representing the U.S. boxing team at 106 pounds.
He was the youngest boxer in the Games, and the youngest male athlete on the U.S. Olympic team, but his storybook run ended when he was beaten by China’s Zou Shiming in the first round.
Becoming a three-time Olympian
Warren soon moved up to the 112-pound division, and won the U.S. championship in 2005 and 2006. He also won the bronze medal at the 2005 World Amateur Championships in Mianyang, China.
After being named USA Boxing’s co-athlete of the year in 2006, Warren repeated as U.S. champion in 2007, and also won the World Amateur Boxing Championships in Chicago, where he defeated Thailand’s Somjit Jongjohor.
Warren again qualified for the Olympics in 2008, becoming the first U.S. boxer to compete in two Olympic Games since Davey Lee Armstrong in 1972 and ’76, but again lost in the first round, dropping a controversial decision to South Korea’s Lee Ok-sung.
Warren elected to remain an amateur, and moved up to the 119-pound division. He reached the semifinals of the 2009 U.S. Nationals, but lost to eventual champion Jesus Magdaleno.
Warren won the 2011 U.S. Olympic trials to become the first American boxer to qualify for three Olympics, however, he failed to advance past the first round at the London Games when he lost a tight 19-18 decision to France’s Nordine Oubaali.
Early success as a professional
Soon after the 2012 Olympics, the 25-year-old Warren stepped up to the pro ranks, winning his debut in November 2012 with a four-round unanimous decision over Luis Rivera in Indio, California.
After running out to a 10-0 record, Warren passed the biggest test of his career in May 2014, when won a 10-round decision over Ricardo Alvarado in Las Vegas. Warren put Alvarado on the mat in the second and ninth rounds as he cruised to a 99-87 win on all three judges’ scorecards.
In December 2014, Warren’s tilt with Javier Gallo was ruled a no contest after an accidental head butt in the first round.
They met again in March 2015, and this fight also didn’t go past the first round as Warren gained a quick technical knockout to improve to 13-0 with four KOs.
WINNING A WORLD TITLE
On August 2, 2015, Warren fought for his first world title, facing WBA super world bantamweight champion Juan Carlos Payano at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. The two undefeated repeat Olympians had tangled before in the amateurs and both were eager to settle the score.
Warren struck first, staggering Payano with a crushing right in the third round. Payano had his moments in a heated, see-saw affair. However, Warren lost a tremendous amount of momentum in the ninth when he was penalized for an intentional foul. The two-point deduction was assessed when referee Frank Santore ruled Warren pushed Payano to the ground and hit him while he was down.
It was still bombs away into the 12th round, when Warren doubled up on rights that finally put Payano on the mat. Undaunted, Payano immediately kick-flipped back to his feet and weathered the storm. One judge saw Warren winning 115-109 but the other two scored it 113-111 in Payano's favor.
A rematch was warranted. On June 18, 2016, they met again, this time at UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. This time, it was Warren's time.
The 29-year-old Cincinnati native established his right hook in the early rounds against Payano as he boxed from outside and used his superior quickness and reflexes to elude his fellow southpaw’s counter shots.
Payano, 32, was busier during the middle rounds, but Warren continued to box more effectively as he landed the crisper, cleaner punches from outside.
Warren nearly stepped off the pedal too much late in the fight when Payano not only continued to outwork him, but also began to outland him, scoring with a series of right uppercuts in the ninth round to work his way back into the bout.
Warren seemed to be fading after Round 10, but he hurt Payano early in the 11th with a straight left that sent the champ to the ropes. Warren failed in his attempt to put Payano away during the round, but it was enough to hold off the Dominican champion’s late charge. The bout went to the cards where one judge had it 114-114 and the other two scored it 115-113 in Warren's favor.
Warren was now the first member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team to win a professional world championship.
A SEE-SAW 2017
Warren suffered a letdown in his first title defense. On February 10, 2017, he took on the dangerous Zhanat Zhakiyanov at Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio.
Fighting just 200 miles from his hometown of Cincinnati, Warren gained two first-round knockdowns to secure an early advantage. However, Zhakiyanov stayed the course as he wore down Warren over the late rounds and earned the championship via split decision.
Undeterred, Warren returned on July 29, 2017, moving down to 115-pounds to take on McJoe Arroyo at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Warren was in peak form, easily outboxing Arroyo to win a unanimous decision over the former world champion.
NEVER GIVING UP
Warren fought only once in 2018, winning in eight-round unanimous decision over Juan Medina that April at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
On January 1, 2019, he fought for a world title when he took on former Olympic rival Nordine Oubaali for the vacant WBC bantamweight crown.
The two fought on even terms for the first half of the fight, eliciting ooh’s and ahh’s from the crowd when they exchanged on the inside. Oubaali was slightly quicker with his shots, buzzing Warren several times, particularly in the seventh, the most dominant round of the fight.
Warren allowed Oubaali to take control midway through the fight and tried coming on in the championship rounds, but ultimately came up short. Oubaali won a unanimous decision by scores of 117-111, 116-112, and 115-113.
On February 15, 2020, Warren placed himself in position for another world title by dominating Gilberto Mendoza and winning a 10-round unanimous decision at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
AN EXPLOSIVE SHOWING
Warren kicked off his 2021 with a 10-round unanimous decision win over Sharone Carter in February. Then on August 14, he met Damien Vazquez at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
Warren dominated Vazquez on his way to a second-round stoppage. Warren scored his first knockout victory since 2015, after going the distance in his previous eight fights.
“I was trying to show them something different this time around,” said Warren. “I have always had the power, but this training camp was very different. I was sitting on my punches and working on something different. It worked in the ring.
“I always knew I had that power and I always knew I had that speed. It’s just about taking your time in the ring and letting them come. When I saw the opportunity, I went for it.”
A three-time U.S. Olympian, Warren came out fast in the first round, using his speed advantage to beat Vazquez to the punch, connecting with a right hand midway through the frame that scored the fight’s first knockdown. Vazquez was able to rise to his feet, but was sent to the canvas for a second time moments later by another sharp right hand from Warren.
Cincinnati’s Warren landed an astounding 22 of 39 power punches in that first round, and continued his dominance into the second. Warren perfectly timed a straight left hand that badly rocked Vazquez, forcing referee Ray Corona to jump in and halt the bout at 2:18 in the second round.
“Next fight is a title fight,” said Warren. “I am the number one contender for the WBA. I want to thank my team for putting me in this position and pushing me. They know what kind of fighter I am. I am going to be champion. Next fight I am grabbing that title. Maybe I will fight the winner of the main event tonight (Rigondeaux vs. Casimero).”