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U.S. Olympic boxing hopeful Tony Losey dies in tank accident

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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - MAY 15: A general view of the boxing gym in Sports Center 1 at the United States Olympic Training Center on May 15, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

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Tony Losey, an Olympic boxing hopeful, died when a six-ton tank fell on him in an industrial accident in Wichita, Kan., on Tuesday.

Losey, 22, was a subcontractor at the site, according to reports.

Losey was No. 3 in USA Boxing’s welterweight (152-pound) rankings. He made the final of the 2013 U.S. Championships, losing a bout with the winner making the 2013 World Championships team.

“[The Olympics] was his goal,” Lewis Hernandez, who trained Losey for eight years, told the Wichita Eagle. “He went through a lot of tough times as a kid, but he was pushing forward real well.”

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