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United States Boxers Sweep Final Round Bouts at the 2014 Pan American Olympic Festival in Mexico City

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Team USA closed the 2014 Pan American Olympic Festival in gold medal fashion with four final round victories on Sunday in Mexico City. All four American competitors won gold medals in the multi-sport event, which provided a preview of next year’s Pan American Games in Toronto. 2012 Olympian Queen Underwood (Seattle, Wash.) and multi-time national champion Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) each earned four wins en route to Pan American Olympic Festival Championships. 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) and 2012 Olympic Champion Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) took three victories a piece to win their gold medals in Mexico City. Continue reading

Team USA Clinches Four Final Round Berths at the 2014 Pan American Olympic Festival

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – The American winning streak remained in tact on Friday at the 2014 Pan American Olympic Festival in Mexico City. Lightweight Queen Underwood (Seattle, Wash.), middleweight Claressa Shields and super heavyweight Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) all won their semifinal match-ups to join flyweight Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) in tonight’s final round action. Continue reading

Marlen Esparza, Queen Underwood and Cam F. Awesome Win Pan American Olympic Festival Openers in Mexico City

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Team USA is off to a great start at the 2014 Pan American Olympic Festival with three American boxers claiming opening bout wins on the first two days of competition in Mexico City. Lightweight Queen Underwood (Seattle, Wash.) and super heavyweight Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) each earned quarterfinal wins on Wednesday while flyweight Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) took a semifinal victory on Thursday in Mexico City. 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) while compete in her first bout of the multi-sport event on Friday in a match-up with Mexico’s Alma Ibarra. Continue reading

Cam F. Awesome and USA Boxing’s Olympic Trio to Compete in the 2014 Pan American Olympic Festival

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Four of USA Boxing’s most internationally experienced athletes will compete in the 2014 Pan American Olympic Festival this week in Mexico City. 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.), 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) and 2012 Olympian Queen Underwood (Seattle, Wash.) will reunite for the multi-sport event while multi-time national champion Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) will represent Team USA’s male athletes in Mexico. Continue reading

Team USA’s Youth Athletes Win Five Medals at the 2014 Golden Glove of Vovjodina Tournament in Serbia

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – A squad of the United States’ youth boxers faced off with international foes this past week in Subotica, Serbia at the 2014 Golden Glove of Vovjodina. Bantamweight Hector Tanajara (San Antonio, Texas) led Team USA with a gold medal finish in the international tournament with three wins in Serbia. Light flyweight Thomas Blumenfeld (Albany, N.Y.) and female middleweight Martha Fabela (Oakland, Calif.) each took home silver medals while flyweight Antonio Vargas (Kissimmee, Fla.) and welterweight John Williams (Baton Rouge, La.) claimed bronze. Continue reading

USA Boxing’s Youth Squad to Travel to Serbia for the 2014 Golden Glove of Vojvodina

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – USA Boxing’s youth boxers will return to international action, July 10-13 in Subotica, Serbia at the Golden Glove of Vojvodina. This 2014 event will be the 32nd edition of the international tournament with the female participants competing for the third straight year. Athletes from 25 nations are expected to compete in tournament action with nine U.S. boxers traveling to Serbia for the international event.
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Twenty-Four Young Boxers Etch Their Names in to the History Books as Junior Olympic National Champions

(CHARLESTON, W. VA.) – The 43rd edition of USA Boxing’s Junior Olympic National Championships concluded with 24 final round bouts on Saturday afternoon in Charleston, W. Va. Thirteen male and 11 female championship contests took place on the final day of competition at the Charleston Civic Center. All of the final round bouts were boxed at a high level as the 15 and 16-year-old boxers battled it out for a highly coveted Junior Olympic National Championship. Continue reading

Thirty-Eight Young Boxers Win Final Round Berths at the 2014 Junior Olympic National Championships

(CHARLESTON, W. VA.) – The 2014 Junior Olympic National Championships semifinal round featured several outstanding bouts on Friday at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, W. Va. Thirty-eight semifinal bouts took place on the third day of action at the 43rd annual event. All of Friday’s semifinal victors moved on to Saturday’s championship round.

Tournament favorites Daniel Gonzalez (Moreno Valley, Calif.) and Jayda Thomas (Detroit, Mich.) each took semifinal wins to move on to the male light flyweight and female bantamweight title bouts respectively. Yet, not all of the Junior Open titlists and returning champions enjoyed the same success. Manuel Flores (Thermal, Calif.) won a split decision over 2013 Junior Olympic National Champion Dylan Price (Sicklerville, N.J.) in the opening bout of the day. Continue reading

The 43rd Junior Olympic National Championships Kick Off Competition in Charleston, West Virginia

(CHARLESTON, W. VA.) – The 43rd edition of USA Boxing’s prestigious Junior Olympic National Championships began with 33 preliminary bouts on Wednesday at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, W. Va. 1984 Olympic bronze medalist and five-time heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield traveled to Charleston to support the young athletes competing in the tournament and took time to chat with the event participants on Wednesday evening. Continue reading

USA Boxing Announces the Athlete Rosters for the 2014 Junior Olympic National Championships, June 11-14 in Charleston, West Virginia

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Nearly 200 young athletes have earned berths in the 2014 Junior Olympic National Championships, June 11-14 at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, W. Va. The top male and female athletes from 14 geographical regions will join the age-eligible returning champions and 2014 Junior Open titlists at the 43rd edition of the prestigious junior event. Continue reading

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