Two American boxers competed in Olympic qualifying competition to start the week and the pair went one and one on the day. Heavyweight Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) recorded his second tournament victory on Monday at the World Olympic Qualifying Event in Baku, Azerbaijan. Welterweight Paul Kroll (Philadelphia, Pa.) fell in his third bout of the tournament in Monday’s preliminary competition at the Sarhadchi Arena.
The United States team continued to roll on Saturday at the World Olympic Qualifying Event in Baku, Azerbaijan. The American squad earned two more victories on the third day of action at the Sarhadchi Arena. Welterweight Paul Kroll (Philadelphia, Pa.) took a preliminary round victory in the early session and heavyweight Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) won his bout in evening action.
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (MARCH 15, 2016) – Three American athletes scored definitive quarterfinal victories on Tuesday at the Americas Olympic Qualifier in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bantamweight Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.), middleweight Charles Conwell (Cleveland Heights, Ohio) and heavyweight Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) all recorded convincing victories to advance to the semifinal round. Their wins in today’s action at the Ferial la Rural de Palermo moved all three of them within one win of Olympic qualification.
(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.
(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Team USA is off to a great start at the 2014 Pan American Olympic Festival with three American boxers claiming opening bout wins on the first two days of competition in Mexico City. Lightweight Queen Underwood (Seattle, Wash.) and super heavyweight Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) each earned quarterfinal wins on Wednesday while flyweight Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) took a semifinal victory on Thursday in Mexico City. 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) while compete in her first bout of the multi-sport event on Friday in a match-up with Mexico’s Alma Ibarra.
(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Four of USA Boxing’s most internationally experienced athletes will compete in the 2014 Pan American Olympic Festival this week in Mexico City. 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.), 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) and 2012 Olympian Queen Underwood (Seattle, Wash.) will reunite for the multi-sport event while multi-time national champion Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) will represent Team USA’s male athletes in Mexico.