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USA teen boxer Balderas springs upset on Kazakhstan’s Abdrakhmanov

2016 Team USA Media Summit - Portraits

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 09: Boxer Carlos Balderas poses for a portrait at the 2016 Team USA Media Summit at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 9, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

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American teenager Carlos Balderas is off to a good start in Rio, winning his Round of 32 fight by unanimous decision on Saturday.

Lightweight boxer Balderas, 19, handled Kazakhstan fighter Berik Abdrakhmanov, 30, to the tune of a 3-0 decision in what should be considered a significant upset.

MORE: Watch full fight replay

Balderas started boxing at age 7 as a way to get his act together after getting in some trouble outside of the gym.

He’ll next fight Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. ET. The opponent is Daisuke Narimatsu of Japan.

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