Although the early success story of USA's Nico Hernandez has ensured that Team USA will be going home with one boxing medal, the national boxing team has plenty of fighters that can still go for gold.
This will be best seen on Sunday, with the top seed American boxer Shakur Stevenson making his Olympic debut. Stevenson was awarded a bye during the AIBA draw, which is why he was not seen in the earlier round of 32 matches. A win on Sunday gets Stevenson a spot in the quarterfinals, and that much closer to bantamweight gold. Stevenson faces Brazil's Robenílson Vieira de Jesus in the morning. Teammate Gary Russell will also be featured on Sunday in a matchup with Wuttichai Masuk of Thailand. A win for Russell would put him in the light welterweight quarterfinals.