USA Boxing’s Elite Teams to Hit the Road for International Competitive Opportunities

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Over the next two weeks, USA Boxing’s elite male and female national teams will take to the skies for international competitions in Poland and Mexico. The men’s squad will be the first group to step in to the ring, boxing in the Leszek Drogosz Memorial Tournament, September 15-20 in Kielce, Poland. USA Boxing’s top women will challenge opponents from north, central and south America at the 2014 Women’s Continental Championships September 23-28 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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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.

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Team USA’s Jajaira Gonzalez Wins Gold in Dominating Fashion at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Seventeen-year-old Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.) remembers her early days in the sport when she was the only girl in her southern California boxing gym. At only eight years old, her father was determined to get her involved in the sport despite her protests and wide array of attempts to get out of training. Fast-forward nearly a decade and that young girl has made history as the first U.S. boxer ever to win Youth Olympic Games gold, taking a unanimous decision at the International Expo Centre in Nanjing, China on Tuesday afternoon. Gonzalez dominated her final round bout with Ireland’s Ciara Ginty, winning every round on every single scorecard to claim a gold medal in the first Youth Olympic Games to include women’s boxing.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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United States’ Boxers Undergo Final Preparations for Youth Olympic Games Competition in China

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Team USA’s four Youth Olympic boxers are soaking up every ounce of the once in a lifetime experience as they prepare for boxing competition to begin this weekend in Nanjing, China. Male flyweight Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.), female lightweight Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.), female middleweight Martha Fabela (Oakland, Calif.) and male super heavyweight Darmani Rock (Philadelphia, Pa.) will represent the United States in the second edition of the summer Youth Olympics at the Nanjing International Expo Centre, August 23-27.

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