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Claressa Shields Wins the United States’ First Ever Pan American Games Gold Medal in Women’s Boxing

Making history is nothing new to 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) and neither is winning gold medals. Shields did both on Friday night in championship round action at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. The reigning world champion filled the only remaining hole in her resume with a unanimous decision victory over the Dominican Republic’s Yenebier Guillen in the women’s middleweight gold medal bout. Continue reading

Antonio Vargas Advances to the Gold Medal Bout and Cam F. Awesome Takes Bronze at the 2015 Pan American Games

(TORONTO, CANADA) – The United States added to their medal count with two strong performances by American boxers in Thursday’s semifinal competition at the Oshawa Sports Centre in Toronto. Flyweight Antonio Vargas (Kissimmee, Fla.) pulled out a split decision while super heavyweight Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) lost a heartbreaking 2-1 bout to a highly-touted Cuban foe. Vargas’ win advances the 18-year-old on to the gold medal bout on Saturday. Awesome takes a bronze medal in his first Pan American Games. Continue reading

Francisco Martinez Takes a Bronze Medal in Boxing at the 2015 Pan American Games

(TORONTO, CANADA) – American bantamweight Francisco Martinez (Dallas, Texas) had the Pan American Games stage all to himself on Wednesday as the only U.S. boxer competing in the day’s action at the Oshawa Sports Centre in Toronto. He competed in semifinal competition in his second bout of the tournament but fell short in his bantamweight contest. As his bout with the Dominican Republic’s Hector Garcia Mora was a semifinal bout, Martinez takes home a bronze medal from his first Pan American Games. Continue reading

Three American Boxers Dominate Their Opposition to Advance in the 2015 Pan American Games

(TORONTO, CANADA) – American flyweight Antonio Vargas (Kissimmee, Fla.) kicked off a strong day for the U.S. team with a dominating victory over qualified 2016 Olympian Jeyvier Cintron Ocasio of Puerto Rico on Tuesday afternoon at the 2015 Pan American Games. In the evening session, 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) and reigning world champion Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) both advanced to tournament finals with impressive victories in their semifinal bouts at the Oshawa Sports Centre in Toronto. Light welterweight Luis Feliciano (Milwaukee, Wis.) and lightweight Carlos Balderas (Santa Maria, Calif.) both fell in Tuesday’s quarterfinal competition. Continue reading

Under Armour new official performance partner of USA Boxing

Under Armour (NYSE: UA) and USA Boxing announced today that the Baltimore, MD-based leader in athletic performance and innovation has been named the official performance partner of USA Boxing and will provide athletes at all levels of competition – Youth, Junior Olympic and Elite – with head-to-toe apparel and footwear. Under Armour will outfit the entire team with training and competition gear for the next six years, including the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo, respectively. Continue reading

Marlen Esparza, Claressa Shields and Francisco Martinez Clinch Pan American Games Medals

2012 Olympic champion Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) and Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) both made triumphant Pan American Games debuts on Monday afternoon at the Oshawa Sports Centre in Toronto, Canada. The Olympic duo clinched medals in their first Pan American Games with wins in Monday afternoon’s quarterfinal competition. Bantamweight Francisco Martinez (Dallas, Texas) became the fourth U.S. boxer to advance to the semifinals with a TKO win in Monday’s evening action. Middleweight Anthony Campbell (Covington, Tenn.) lost his quarterfinal bout in the final U.S. bout of the day. Continue reading

Team USA’s Antonio Vargas and Cam F. Awesome Take Victories on Day Two of the 2015 Pan American Games

(TORONTO, CANADA) – Two American boxers scored victories in their Pan American Games debuts on Sunday at the Oshawa Centre in Toronto, Canada. Flyweight Antonio Vargas (Kissimmee, Fla.) and super heavyweight Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kanas) each earned victories in the night’s action to advance in the tournament. Welterweight Brian Ceballo (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and light heavyweight Steven Nelson (Omaha, Neb.) each dropped their bouts on Sunday night. Continue reading

The United States’ Luis Feliciano Opens the 2015 Pan American Games with a Light Welterweight Victory

(TORONTO, CANADA) – Two American boxers split their opening day victories at the 2015 Pan American Games on Saturday at the Oshawa Centre in Toronto, Canada. Light welterweight Luis Feliciano (Milwaukee, Wis.) won his first round bout while light flyweight Melik Elliston (Denver, Colo.) dropped his tournament opener. Continue reading

USA Boxing’s Charles Conwell Claims a Silver Medal

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – American middleweight Charles Conwell (Cleveland, Ohio) will return to the United States with a silver medal from his first international event of 2015. Conwell lost his final round contest at the 2015 Golden Gloves of Vovjodina on Sunday at the Subotica Sports Hall in Subotica, Serbia. Continue reading

The United States’ Charles Conwell Advances to Final Round Action at the 2015 Golden Gloves of Vovjodina

Middleweight Charles Conwell (Cleveland, Ohio) has earned a berth in the final round of the 2015 Golden Gloves of Vovjodina and light flyweight Dylan Price (Sickerville, N.J.) earned a bronze medal in the international youth competition. Three additional American boxers dropped their quarterfinal bouts on Friday, eliminating them from medal contention. Continue reading

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