Tag Archives: amateur boxing

Is Vasyl Lomachenko moving up too fast?

By challenging Orlando Salido for a world title in only his second fight as a professional boxer, Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko has certainly achieved one object, namely garnering plenty of press attention. Whether he can achieve his other object, that of grabbing Salido’s featherweight title, is another.

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Men’s USA Boxing National Championship semifinal results

Three reigning champions advanced to their second straight USA Boxing National Championships finale with victories in Friday afternoon competition. Light flyweight Leroy Davila (New Brunswick, N.J.) was the first of the trio to punch his ticket for the championship round. He took a 3-0 victory over Domonique Sosa (Humble, Texas) in the first men’s bout of the day to advance to final round contest with Joshua Franco (San Antonio, Texas).

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Marlen Esparza, Mikaela Mayer, Claressa Shields, Queen Underwood, all advance to women’s finals at 2014 USA National Championships

Boxing fans and tournament participants have all been looking forward to Friday’s semifinal bouts throughout the week of competition and the day’s action did not disappoint. The semifinal round marked the tournament debut for all three 2012 Olympians as well as multiple reigning champions, and both the veterans and previously unheralded competitors put on a show. Here, find the women’s 2014 USA boxing national semifinal results.

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Early results & news from 2014 USA Boxing National Championships

35 Preliminary Bouts are Contested on Day Two of Elite Nationals: 2014 USA Boxing Elite National Championships action moved into day two at the HUB Sports Center on Tuesday night with 35 bouts in preliminary competition. The women made their tournament debut with matches in the bantamweight and light welterweight classes while elite men in six different weight divisions stepped through the ropes on Tuesday night.

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US Grand Prix amateur boxing tournament postponed until summer 2014

Inaugural U.S. Grand Prix rescheduled for 2014: The first-ever U.S. Grand Prix, which was initially scheduled to take place December 12-14, 2013 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., will be rescheduled for summer 2014 due to a scheduling conflict with international delegations. The major international tournament will showcase elite boxing nations from across the globe during a multi-day invitational tournament.

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Funeral services for Alexis Urbina, slain teenage amateur boxer

Funeral & Memorial services for 17 year old National Amateur Boxing Champion Alexis Urbina are set for Friday 9/13 and Saturday 9/14. Alexis was beaten to death on Tuesday 9/3 at his home in Phoenix, Arizona. The coward(s) responsible for this senseless act of violence remain at large. His passing (officially announced on 9/6) has grabbed state, national and international headlines and touched the heart heart strings of total strangers who never knew Alexis and weren’t avid boxing fans.

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