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A Trio of U.S. Boxers Earn Preliminary Round Victories at the 2014 Youth World Championships

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Three young American boxers earned preliminary round wins on Friday at the 2014 Youth World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. The U.S. squad won their first three bouts of the day as female competitors Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.) and Martha Fabela (Oakland, Calif.) both earned spots in the quarterfinal round and male bantamweight Carlos Balderas (Santa Maria, Calif.) stopped his opponent in afternoon action. The American team didn’t enjoy as much luck in the evening session as light welterweight Jonathan Navarro (Los Angeles, Calif.) and middleweight Charles Conwell (Cleveland, Ohio) both dropped their tournament openers. Continue reading

Team USA’s Shakur Stevenson and Martha Fabela Earn Youth World Championships Victories in Bulgaria

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Team USA enjoyed an undefeated day at the 2014 Youth World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria on Thursday with two American athletes recording opening round wins. 2013 Junior World Champion Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) and 2014 Youth Continental titlist Martha Fabela (Oakland, Calif.) each defeated their preliminary round foes at the Armeec Arena.

Stevenson ended a three-month absence from the ring in a first round match-up with Puerto Rico’s Juan Camacho in today’s evening action. The 2013 AIBA Junior Male Boxer of the Year wasted no time, giving Camacho a standing eight count in the first round of their bout. Despite the Puerto Rican’s persistent pressure, Stevenson went on to win a unanimous decision victory in their flyweight contest. He will face off with Turkmenistan’s Hursand Imankuliyev in his second bout on Sunday morning. Continue reading

Reigning Junior World Champion Jajaira Gonzalez Scores a Second Round Stoppage at the 2014 Youth World Championships

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – 2013 Junior World Champion Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.) took the first step toward another world title on Wednesday at the Armeec Arena in Sofia, Bulgaria. Gonzalez opened the tournament in her typical impressive fashion, stopping her opening round opponent in the second round of their lightweight contest at the 2014 Youth World Championships. Continue reading

Bantamweight Carlos Balderas Claims the United States’ First Win of the 2014 Youth World Championships

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – The United States squad opened the 2014 Youth World Championships with three preliminary round bouts on Tuesday at the Armeec Arena in Sofia, Bulgaria. Bantamweight Carlos Balderas (Santa Maria, Calif.) took the United States squad’s first victory in a short preliminary bout in afternoon action while female flyweight Caitlin Orosco (Anaheim, Calif.) and male lightweight Isidro Ochoa (Fresno, Calif.) each dropped close bouts in the opening round in Bulgaria. Continue reading

Team USA Learns the Path to Gold at the 2014 Youth World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – The 2014 Youth World Championships tournament draw took place on Sunday in Sofia, Bulgaria, determining the path to the medal stand for all 12 American competitors. Over 520 athletes will vie for gold at the largest edition of the youth tournament to date, April 14-24 at the Armeec Arena. Continue reading

Team USA Arrives in Bulgaria for the 2014 Youth World Championships and Youth Olympic Games Qualifier

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – The 12-athlete squad that compete in the 2014 Youth World Championships and Youth Olympic Games Qualifier in Sofia, Bulgaria has arrived safely for the major international event. A United States team of nine men and three women will compete in tournament action at the Armeec Arena in Sofia, Bulgaria, April 14-24. Continue reading

The United States Dominates in USA vs. Canada Dual Competition in Colorado Springs

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Top women’s squads from Canada faced off in international dual action on Saturday evening at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Boxers in the youth and elite divisions faced off with their international counterparts in eight bouts of competition in the first international dual of the year for USA Boxing. Team USA opened the dual on fire, winning the first six bouts of the night. Continue reading

USA Boxing Announces the 2014 Youth World Championships and Youth Olympic Games Qualifier Team

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – USA Boxing has selected the squad that will represent the United States at the 2014 Youth World Championships and Youth Olympic Games Qualifier, April 10-20, at the Armeec Arena in Sofia, Bulgaria. Nine male athletes will compete for gold at the Youth World Championships while female boxers in the three Olympic weight division will vie for spots in the 2014 Youth Olympic Games at the event. The 2014 tournament will be the biggest ever for the youth athletes with over 600 athletes from more than 100 nations slated to compete. Continue reading

USA Boxing’s Elite Women Convene in Colorado Springs for First Training Camp and International Competition of 2014

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – USA Boxing’s top female athletes in the elite division are traveling to Colorado Springs, Colo., today for their first training camp of the year at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. A squad from Canada will travel south to the Pikes Peak region as well, joining the American team next week for joint training and an international dual on Saturday, March 29. Continue reading

Four American Boxers Advance to the Final Round at the 2014 Youth Continental Championships

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Team USA enjoyed a second successful day at the 2014 Youth Continental Championships in Quito, Ecuador on Friday. Four U.S. competitors claimed semifinal wins to earn berths in the tournament finals. Male flyweight Nico Hernandez (Wichita, Kansas), female flyweight Caitlin Orosco (Anaheim, Calif.), female lightweight Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.), and male middleweight Charles Conwell (Cleveland, Ohio) all took semifinal wins at the Julio Cesar Hidalgo Coliseum on the day of competition. Male featherweight Isidro Ochoa (Fresno, Calif.) was the lone U.S. boxer to fall in Friday’s action, dropping a split decision. Continue reading

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