The 2009 USA vs. Great Britain Duel to Conclude on Friday in Des Moines, Iowa

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. – The three-week duel event featuring elite boxers from the United States and Great Britain will conclude with the third and final competition on Friday, October 30 at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. The visiting squad has emerged victorious in the first two duals, but the home team will look to reverse the trend with they take the ring on Friday night..

A few changes have made to the United States squad and the ten boxers representing the United States will now be: flyweights Oscar Cantu (Kingsville, Texas) and Michael Ruiz, Jr. (Fresno, Calif.), bantamweight Gabriel Montoya (Cheyenne, Wyo.), featherweight Ernesto Garza (Saginaw, Mich.); lightweight Adrian Martinez (Milwaukee, Wis.); light welterweight Zeddie Adams (Cleveland, Ohio); welterweight Richard Hargraves (San Francisco, Calif.); middleweight Russell Lamour (Portland, Maine); and heavyweights Jordan Shimmell (Hudsonville, Mich.) and Donovan Dennis (Davenport, Iowa).

The Great Britain squad competing in Des Moines will be: flyweights Khalid Yafai and Daniel Chapman, bantamweight Andrew Selby, featherweight Ian Weaver, lightweight Daniel Phillips, light welterweight Scott Cardle, welterweight Craig Dixon, middleweight Karl Kirkham, heavyweight Stephen Simmons, and super heavyweight Amin Isa.

Great Britain recorded a seven bout to four win over the United States in the recent dual in St. Louis on October 24 and claimed a five to three total victory edge in the event opener in Norfolk on October 16. The Des Moines event will be the final domestic competition for Team USA, but a squad from the United States will travel to Great Britain in a November for a pair of duels.

The United States vs. Great Britain dual will kick off at 7:00 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Arena. Tickets for the event run from $21 to $56 and can be purchased at the Wells Fargo Arena Box Office, all Dahl's foods, online at, or by calling 866-55-DAHLS.

USA Boxing, as the national governing body for Olympic-style boxing, is the United States’ member organization of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) and a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). It is responsible for the selection and management of the United States Olympic Boxing Team, and for the governance and oversight of USA Boxing’s national organization of 38,000 members, 1,400 individual boxing clubs, and 1,600 sanctioned events annually.

Article posted on 28.10.2009

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