Javier Martinez Begins 2019 Elite World Championships with Victory

By Brian Taylor, USA Boxing | Sept. 09, 2019, 11:10 a.m. (ET)

Javier Martinez (Milwaukee, Wis.) was the first member of Team USA to step into the ring at the 2019 Elite Men’s World Championships, and the middleweight got the team off to a winning start.

Martinez took all five judges’ cards over Tajikistan’s Bakhttyor Mirzomukahammad in his World Championships debut to advance to the second round of preliminaries. The 2018 USA Boxing Elite National Champion will step into the ring on Saturday, Sept. 14 against Bartosz Golebiewski of Poland.

2019 Pan American Games bronze medalist Delante Johnson (Cleveland, Ohio) will be the next American to step into the ring in Russia. Johnson will begin his quest for gold on Friday against Brazil’s Luiz Da Silva.

This year’s World Championships brought 365 boxers from 78 different countries boxing for gold in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Team USA is being led by USA Boxing’s National Head Coach Billy Walsh (Colorado Springs, Colo.), National Assistant Coach Kay Koroma (Colorado Springs, Colo.), as well as assistant coaches Tim Back (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Joe Guzman (Fountain, Colo.).

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Day 1 Results

75 kg: Javier Martinez, Milwaukee, Wis./USA, dec. over Bakhttyor Mirzomukahammad/TJK, 5-0

 

Team USA Schedule

52 kg: Michael Angeletti, Springs, Texas/USA, vs. Federico Serra, Sept. 14

63 kg: Keyshawn Davis, Norfolk, Va./USA, Sept. 14

69 kg: Delante Johnson, Cleveland, Ohio/USA, vs. Luiz Da Silva/BRA, Sept. 13

75 kg: Javier Martinez, Milwaukee, Wis./USA, vs. Bartosz Golebiewski, Sept. 14

81 kg: Atif Olberton, Philadelphia, Pa./USA, Sept. 15

91 kg: Adrian Tillman, Colorado Springs, Colo./USA, vs. Henrik Sargsyan/ARM, Sept. 15

91+ kg: Richard Torrez Jr., Tulare, Calif./USA, vs. Kumar Satish/IND, Sept. 16