(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Team USA enjoyed a highly successful day of competition on Thursday at the 2014 Elite Women’s Continental Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico. Six U.S. boxers earned semifinal wins on the day to join light welterweight Destiny Chearino (Warwick, R.I.) in the championship round. Flyweight Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas), bantamweight Christina Cruz (New York, N.Y.), featherweight Tiara Brown (Fort Myers, Fla.), welterweight Danyelle Wolf (San Diego, Calif.), middleweight Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.), and heavyweight Krystal Dixon (New Rochelle, N.Y.) all emerged victorious in their semifinal match-ups. After two victories under belt in Mexico, lightweight Queen Underwood (Seattle, Wash.) dropped her semifinal contest and will take home a bronze medal.
(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – 2014 Elite Women’s Continental Championships competition will begin today in Guadalajara, Mexico and two American athletes will take the ring in opening day action at the Pan American Volleyball Complex. 2012 Olympian Queen Underwood (Seattle, Wash.) and welterweight Danyelle Wolf (San Diego, Calif.) will both box in preliminary action tonight with Underwood facing Panama’s Karol Hibbert and Wolf facing Costa Rica’s Karla Rodriguez.
(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Five U.S. boxers entered the ring for today’s championship round action at the 2014 Leszek Drogogz Memorial Tournament in Kielce, Poland and four emerged victorious in the international competition. Light flyweight Joshua Franco (San Antonio, Texas), flyweight Malik Jackson (Washington DC), welterweight Jose Alday (Odessa, Texas), and super heavyweight Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) all won gold medals with bantamweight Ja’Rico O’Quinn (Detroit, Mich.) settling for silver. In addition to his light flyweight championship, Franco was named the tournament’s outstanding boxer.
(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Team USA claimed two more international victories at the Leszek Drogosz Memorial Tournament in Kielce, Poland on Thursday. Welterweight Jose Alday (Odessa, Texas) and middleweight LeShawn Rodriguez (Shirley, N.Y.) each won split decisions in their Thursday contests to advance in tournament action. Lightweight Genaro Gamez (San Diego, Calif.) and heavyweight Joshua Temple (St. Louis, Mo.) returned to the ring as well, but both boxers dropped their bouts in today’s competition.
(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – USA Boxing’s experienced team of female athletes is finalizing their preparations for the 2014 Elite Women’s Continental Championships, September 23-27 in Guadalajara, Mexico. Olympic Training Center resident athletes Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas), Christina Cruz (New York, N.Y.), and Queen Underwood (Seattle, Wash.) welcomed seven fellow national team members to their Colorado Springs digs on Wednesday, September 10 for the preparatory training camp. The highly decorated roster of athletes, which boasts an Olympic champion, Olympic bronze medalist, 2012 Olympian, reigning world champion and a world championships bronze medalist, will face off with the best female boxers in the Americas at the continental event just two months before the 2014 World Championships.
(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Three American boxers made their tournament debuts on Wednesday at the Leszek Drogosz Memorial Tournament in Kielce, Poland. Light flyweight Joshua Franco (San Antonio, Texas) and bantamweight Ja’Rico O’Quinn (Detroit, Mich.) each won unanimous decisions while light heavyweight Jasper McCargo (Oakland, Calif.) lost a close bout in the light heavyweight division. Super heavyweight Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) was the lone U.S. boxer to compete two days in a row and he made it two straight wins with a victory in his quarterfinal contest.
(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – USA Boxing’s elite men kicked off Leszek Drogosz Memorial Tournament competition with five victories on Tuesday in Kielce, Poland. The day’s wins included a first round TKO victory from heavyweight Joshua Temple (St. Louis, Mo.) in his tournament opener. Lightweight Genaro Gamez (San Diego, Calif.), welterweight Jose Alday (Odessa, Texas), middleweight Leshawn Rodriquez (Shirley, N.Y.), and super heavyweight Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) each won decisions in their first round bouts in Poland as well. Light welterweight Abraham Nova (Albany, N.Y.) suffered the lone loss of the day for the United States team, dropping a second round stoppage in a chaotic preliminary round bout.
(MASHANTUCKET, CONN.) – Just days before our nation celebrates Veterans Day, top Olympic-style boxers from four military branches will take the ring for the 2014 Veterans Day Boxing Spectacular. The exciting night of boxing action on Saturday, November 8 at Foxwoods® Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., will raise funds for Team Red, White and Blue, the nation’s premier veterans support group, and the National Collegiate Boxing Association.