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The American Squad Faces a Tough Day Two at the 2015 Junior and Youth Women’s World Championships

After a strong opening bout on day one of the 2015 Junior and Youth World Championships, Team USA took two losses on the second day of competition at the Xinzhuang Stadium in New Taipei City. Youth light flyweight Hillary Perez (Arlington, Texas) and junior division middleweight Amanda Bermudez (Gatesville, Texas) each dropped their preliminary bouts on Sunday. Continue reading

Jajaira Gonzalez Sets a Victorious Tone for Team USA

Eighteen-year-old Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.) announced her presence on the international scene at the inaugural Junior and Youth World Championships in 2013 and her first bout at the 2015 event showed that she’s still the one to watch in her lightweight division. Known for her overwhelming punch output and aggressive nature, Gonzalez once again used her patented style to take a dominating win in the tournament opener for both she and Team USA at the Xinzhuang Stadium in New Taipei City. Continue reading

Colorado Springs to Host the Pathway to the Podium Olympic Trials for Boxing Qualifier June 22-27

After a three-year absence, the Pikes Peak region will once again host a key USA Boxing qualifying tournament. Hundreds of male and female boxers will descend on Colorado Springs, Colo., this summer for the Pathway to the Podium Olympic Trials Qualifier I presented by the Daniels Fund. Athletes in the 13 Olympic weight divisions will vie for spots in the upcoming Olympic Trials during the tournament June 22-27 at the historic City Auditorium in downtown Colorado Springs. Continue reading

Marlen Esparza Avenges Olympic Loss

(ATLANTA, GA.) – Nine elite American female boxers faced off with a top squad from China on Saturday at the Women’s International Clash of Champions in Atlanta, Ga. The duel competition featured several rematches between the two top squads at the Buckhead Fight Club, but the flyweight division bout held unique importance for 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas). Continue reading

Team USA’s Elite Women Train Alongside Their Chinese Counterparts

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – With the Women’s International Clash of Champions between the United States and China just days away, the two squads are training side-by-side in the host venue to prepare for Saturday’s competition. Both teams completed their second day of joint training at the Buckhead Fight Club on Tuesday with the United States leading Monday’s workout and China sharing their training methods on Tuesday in front of fans and media at the event host venue. Continue reading

Marlen Esparza and Claressa Shields to Lead Team USA in to International Action on U.S. Soil

As USA Boxing’s elite women travel the Road to Rio, they will make a stop in Atlanta on Saturday, April 25 for a battle with top foes from China at the Women’s International Clash of Champions at the Buckhead Fight Club. 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) and Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) will lead a talented squad of boxers in to the USA vs. China Duel match-up just over a year out from the 2016 Olympic Games. Continue reading

Memphis, Tennessee to Play Host to the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women’s Boxing, October 25-31

Women’s boxing made a historic debut at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the sport will make its highly anticipated return to the world’s biggest sporting event next summer in Rio de Janeiro. Twenty-four talented hopefuls will vie for those coveted Olympic berths at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women’s Boxing, October 25-31 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Continue reading

Team USA’s Virginia Fuchs and Christina Cruz Advance to the Semifinals

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Two American boxers have clinched medals at the 2015 Strandja Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria. Flyweight Virginia Fuchs (Kemah, Texas) and bantamweight Christina Cruz (New York, N.Y.) both won their quarterfinal bouts on Thursday to secure berths in the tournament semifinals. Light welterweight Rashida Ellis (Lynn, Mass.) lost her opening bout in the third U.S. match on Thursday in Bulgaria. Continue reading

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