Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Klitschko Bros Tournament: USA Amateur Champs Depart

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – USA Boxing’s best male youth athletes will make the long journey to Berdichev, Ukraine to test their skills against fellow 17 and 18-year-old competitors in the Klitschko Brothers Tournament, June 17-23.

The U.S. squad, which is made up of the 10 youth titlists from the 2013 USA Boxing National Championships, will depart tomorrow for the international competition. The national champions representing the United States at the event are: light flyweight Gilbert Renteria (Houston, Texas), flyweight Antonio Vargas (Kissimmee, Fla.), bantamweight Jarico O'Quinn (Lansing, Mich.), lightweight Lamont Roach (Upper Marlboro, Md.), light welterweight Alexis Urbina (Phoenix, Ariz.), welterweight Kareem Martin (Clinton, Md.), middleweight Alex Rincon (Carrollton, Texas), light heavyweight Elvis Figueroa (New Haven, Conn.), heavyweight John Luna (Milwaukee, Wis.), and Ronnie Cleland II (Butte, Mont.).

Renteria served as a training partner for 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) for the recent Olympic Games, but this will be his first time competing in international action. Rocha and Luna traveled internationally in 2012 as well, competing in the Veles Cup, a junior division tournament this past summer. The Klitchko Brothers Tournament will be the first international event for the remainder of the U.S. squad.

The Klitschko Brothers Tournament is the first international tournament of the year for the youth division boxers following both junior and elite competitions, at which the United States enjoyed great success. Team USA has accumulated 55 medals in international competition in 2013 and will look to add to the total in Ukraine.

2000 Olympic coach Israel Acosta (Milwaukee, Wis.), Bernard Roach (Temple Hills, Md.), and Jose Renteria, Jr. (Houston, Texas) will serve as the team coaches for the Klitchko Brothers Tournament. Dr. Timothy Beste (Flower Mound, Texas) will be the team doctor and Don Rivera (Fairoaks, Calif.) will work as the AIBA official. 

Tags: Amateur Boxing image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by anonymous2.0 on 06-14-2013

At least the K brothers are helping develop the young athletes of the sport.

Comment by Ogecca MaMa on 06-14-2013

I always like watching amateurs fights. US got good chances, since most boxers from Ukraine turned pro. Lomachenko arrived to U States yesterday and will meet with different promoters

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Callum Smith Pumped, Feels 100% Ready For Anthony Dirrell Groves: Who Wants To Fight Me? I'm Tired of Chasing People Papazov Edges Chaniev, Chebotarev Gets Another Kayo Win Arum: If McGregor Can't Get Mayweather, Then Pacquiao is There! Marquez Fires Back at Miguel Cotto: Take Care of Kamegai First! WBC Asian Boxing Council: Titov and Kurbanov Are Honoured Julio Ceja Drops, Stops Anselmo Moreno in Three Rounds Orlando Salido Gets Off The Floor To Stop Perez in Eight Spence: I Was Sluggish, Wasn't Sharp; Give Myself a B-Minus Video: Errol Spence Gives His Take on Kell Brook Taking a Knee Video: Eddie Hearn on Brook's Future, Groves Winning Belt, More Kell Brook: I Just Couldn't See, I Had To Take a Knee Spence: I Knew Kell Brook Would Break Down If I Pressed Him Video: Errol Spence Discusses KO Title Win at Post Fight Presser Video: Eddie Hearn Discusses Kell Brook's Eye Injury, The Future Amir Khan on Kell Brook: The Golovkin Demons Have Come Back! Samedov, Baysangurov, Sharipova Get Wins in Moscow Video: Errol Spence Breaks Down KO Title Win, Talks Future Errol Spence Drops, Stops Kell Brook in Eleven To Win IBF Belt Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard George Groves Stops Fedor Chudinov in Six Rounds For WBA Title George Groves vs. Fedor Chudinov - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Brook vs. Spence Analysis: It May Come Down To Chin Durability Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence - LIVE Results Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence - CompuBox Historical Review Kell Brook-Errol Spence: Pre-Fight Report Card Salido Aims To Be Impressive, Feels Lomachenko Has Improved Photos: Michael Conlan, Mike Alvarado, Saucedo Get Wins Frank Warren Tabs Errol Spence To Beat Kell Brook in Sheffield Kell Brook: I'll Prove Everyone Wrong Again Against Spence Hearn Recalls How He Failed to Convince Brook to Skip Spence Brook's Trainer: Spence is Brave, But Not Qualified to Beat Brook Frank Warren: Future of British Boxing is in Safe Hands Manuel Ceballos Squares Off Against Cesar Reynoso in Yucatan George Groves: I Still Feel I'm Better Than Carl Froch, Badou Jack Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares II in Play For September 9 Roach Admits Concern: Horn Can Punch, He's Pretty Impressive Golovkin, Thurman Trainers Explain How Brook Can Beat Spence Kanat Islam Continues Streak With Twelve Round Decision Win Errol Spence Explains What Led Him on a Path To Boxing
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement