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Shakur Stevenson Caps Perfect Youth Olympic Games Run with a Flyweight Gold Medal

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – American flyweight Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) entered the 2014 Youth Olympic Games with an unblemished international record and the 17-year-old finished the tournament in the same fashion with a unanimous decision win in Wednesday’s final round competition in Nanjing, China. Super heavyweight Darmani Rock (Philadelphia, Pa.) lost a 3-0 decision to Germany’s Peter Kadiru in the final bout of the tournament on Wednesday to claim a silver medal. Continue reading

Meet USA Boxing’s Youth Olympic Games Finalists

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Three reigning world champions from the United States will compete for gold medals at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games this week in Nanjing, China. The trio of talented young boxers has grabbed the attention of many at the highest levels of international boxing over the last two years and they will now vie for USA Boxing’s first-ever Youth Olympic Games gold medal. Continue reading

USA Boxing’s Shakur Stevenson, Jajaira Gonzalez and Darmani Rock Earn Berths in the Championship Bout at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Three American world champions will compete for a gold medal at the prestigious Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China following semifinal victories in today’s action at the International Expo Centre. Male flyweight Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.), female lightweight Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.) and male super heavyweight Darmani Rock (Philadelphia, Pa.) each won their semifinal bouts on Sunday to earn berths in the Youth Olympic Games finals. All three entered the event as the tournament favorites following gold medals at the Youth World Championships/Youth Olympic Games qualifier in April and they’ve lived up to their promise to this point. Continue reading

Shakur Stevenson and Darmani Take Preliminary Round Victories at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – The first day of boxing competition at the Youth Olympic Games took various turns for the three American athletes scheduled to box on Saturday at the International Expo Centre in Nanjing, China. Male flyweight Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) boxed his way to a unanimous decision in his first round bout while female middleweight Martha Fabela (Oakland, Calif.) found herself on the opposite site of a 3-0 score. Super heavyweight Darmani Rock (Philadelphia, Pa.) was prepared to compete in his opening bout on Saturday but his opponent didn’t seem to have the same mindset. Continue reading

Shakur Stevenson, Jajaira Gonzalez and Darmani Rock to Kick Off 2014 Youth Olympic Games Competition for Team USA

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – The day that the U.S. Youth Olympic Games boxing team has been anticipating for months is nearly upon us. Three American boxers will compete in opening round action at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games on Saturday following today’s tournament draw in Nanjing, China. Male flyweight Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.), female middleweight Martha Fabela (Oakland, Calif.), and male super heavyweight Darmani Rock (Philadelphia, Pa.) will all take the ring in Saturday’s first round competition while female lightweight Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.) received a bye. Continue reading

Shakur Stevenson, Jajaira Gonzalez and Darmani Rock to Compete in the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Three of USA Boxing’s fastest rising stars will represent the United States at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, August 16-28 in Nanjing, China. Newly crowned youth world champions Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.), Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.) and Darmani Rock (Philadelphia, Pa.) are slated to compete in the global, multi-sport event, pending approval by the United States Olympic Committee. Continue reading

Shakur Stevenson, Jajaira Gonzalez, and Darmani Rock to Compete for Gold at the 2014 Youth World Championships

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Three American boxers kept their winning streaks in tact on Wednesday at the 2014 Youth World Championships at the Armeec Arena in Sofia, Bulgaria. 2013 Junior World Champions Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) and Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.) both advanced to their second straight World Championship finale while 2014 Youth Continental Champion Darmani Rock (Philadelphia, Pa.) claimed his first World Championships final round berth with wins in semifinal action today. 2014 Youth Continental Champion Martha Fabela (Oakland, Calif.) will take home a bronze medal from Bulgaria following her semifinal loss. 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

USA Boxing’s Shakur Stevenson Named the Best Junior Boxer of the Year by the International Boxing Association

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – USA Boxing’s own junior star Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) is breaking new ground for his country, winning the Best Junior Boxer of the Year award from Olympic-style boxing’s international federation, AIBA. The 16-year-old is the first American boxer ever to win the major award, which honors the top junior boxer (athletes born in 1997 and 1998) in the world. Stevenson recently took gold at the AIBA Junior Men’s World Championships, winning the light bantamweight title in Kiev, Ukraine. Continue reading

The United States’ Shakur Stevenson Wins Junior World Championships Gold in Ukraine as Danny Gonzalez Claims Silver

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – United States’ light bantamweight Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) became only the third United States boxer ever to win Junior World Championships gold on Sunday at the Kiev Palace of Sports in Kiev, Ukraine. The 16-year-old won five straight unanimous decision victories en route to the gold medal in the major international event. Light flyweight Daniel Gonzalez (Moreno Valley, Calif.) took silver, falling by split decision in final round action. Continue reading