Every Olympic Games, the U.S. Boxing Team delivers inspirational back stories and introduces the world to the unique personalities and characters in the sport. In preparation for the 2016 Olympics, USA Boxing will showcase some the communities and figures who helped build Team USA’s boxers from talented youngsters in to dominant forces in the ring through the “A Day in the Life” digital series.
Two of USA Boxing’s most accomplished athletes are being featured in POWERADE’s inspirational “Just a Kid” campaign as they head in to the 2016 Olympic Games. 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) and Junior and Youth World Champion and Youth Olympic Games gold medalist Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) are both being highlighted for their amazing accomplishments as such a young age.
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.
Thursday evening’s World Series of Boxing Season VI Group B curtain-raiser in Miami between two great boxing nations was always going to be an emotional affair, but at the final bell it was the British Lionhearts who took a morale-boosting first away win and left USA Knockouts reeling.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.