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USA Boxing is sending a strong and experienced team of 11 boxers – six men and five women – after an impressive performance at the Pan American Games Qualifier in Managua, Nicaragua, where Team USA won four gold, two silver and three bronze medals. 

All 11 boxers will be making their Pan American Games debut in Lima, Peru, buoyed by their previous international successes. Team captains Virginia Fuchs and Richard Torrez Jr. will lead Team USA. Fuchs, the 2018 elite world championships flyweight bronze medalist, won gold at the qualifier, while Torrez, the 2019 super heavyweight Strandja Tournament champion, finished with a bronze. 

Rashida Ellis, Troy Isley and Delante Johnson will be looking to repeat their gold-medal performances from the qualifier. Isley was the highlight of the qualifier, as he defeated reigning Pan American Games and Olympic Games champion Arlen Lopez of Cuba. 

Keyshawn Davis and Oshae Jones are strong contenders and will be looking for redemption after earning Team USA’s silver medals at the qualifier. Rounding out the Pan American Games Qualifier medalists are 2018 elite world championships middleweight bronze medalist Naomi Graham and 2017 elite world championships bantamweight silver medalist Duke Ragan who both earned bronze to punch their ticket to Lima. 

Bruce Carrington and Yarisel Ramirez, 2015 junior world championships silver medalist, complete USA Boxing’s contingent for Team USA at the Pan American Games.

As they look toward Tokyo 2020, these top American boxers will be capitalizing on the opportunity in Lima to test themselves against their continental counterparts.