Younger boxers from each a part of the world are raring to showcase their abilities at Olympics that can start on July 23, In the case of boxing, ought to the US and UK maintain their hopes excessive from their members? The final time an American boxer was awarded a gold medal was again in 2004, courtesy of Andre Ward.
As for the UK, Anthony Joshua and Luke Campbell tasted some glory in 2012 final. We now have noticed that younger boxers from each international locations have did not make an influence on the Olympics, primarily as a result of they’re signed by huge promotions beforehand.
The latest judging requirements at Olympics additionally are likely to drive the boxers into signing with promotions and begin incomes cash from the second they signal on the dotted line as a substitute of watching their four-year-long preparations go to waste.
This yr, welterweight Pat McCormack (64-10) is representing the UK whereas Richard Torrez Jnr (51-9) will don American colours in Tokyo. Torrez, 22, has a unusual southpaw stance that has earned him large success within the newbie area.
His final defeat got here in opposition to Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jalalov, who knocked out the 22-year-old within the first spherical in 2019.
McCormack, 26, is sharing the division with gold medalist Roniel Iglesias (266-36) and Russia’s Andrey Zamkovoy (128-21).