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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’ 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

USA Boxing’s Youth Men to Compete in the 2015 Golden Gloves of Vojvodina in Serbia

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Nine of USA Boxing’s top youth men spent their Independence Day weekends preparing to represent Team USA at the 2015 Golden Gloves of Vojvodina, July 8-12 in Subotica, Serbia. After enjoying all of the July Fourth festivities, the United States squad departed for Serbia on Sunday in preparation for the international competition, which is slated to include 137 male athletes from 22 countries across the globe. Continue reading

Three More Elite Women Claim Olympic Trials Berths on the Final Day of Pathway to Glory Competition in Colorado Springs

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – The Pathway to Glory Olympic Trials Qualifier I culminated in 13 championship round bouts on Saturday night in Colorado Springs, but three bronze medalists recorded the most important wins of the night. The final Olympic Trials berths of the event were confirmed in the opening three bouts of the session as the participants in the women’s Olympic divisions competed in bronze medal bouts. Continue reading

Twenty-Five Boxing Hopefuls Clinch Olympic Trials Berths at the Pathway to Glory Qualifying Event in Colorado Springs

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Twenty-five Olympic hopefuls claimed important victories on the road to Rio de Janeiro on Friday at the Pathway to Glory Olympic Trials Qualifier I in Colorado Springs, Colo. The victors in all 25 semifinal bouts at City Auditorium officially earned Olympic Trials for Boxing berths in a full day of boxing in the Pikes Peak region. Continue reading