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USA Boxing Takes Three Wins at World Championships

By Brian Taylor, USA Boxing | Sept. 14, 2019, 12:37 p.m. (ET)

Flyweight Michael Angeletti (Springs, Texas) started Team USA on the right foot against Italian Emilio Federico Serra. Angeletti was able to grab the winning end of a 3-2 split decision after an intense and tough bout and will return to the ring on Tuesday for the final round of preliminaries.

2019 Pan American Games silver medalist Keyshawn Davis (Norfolk, Va.) put on a dominating performance over Elnur Abduraimov of Uzbekistan in his World Championships debut that included a knockdown in the final seconds of the first round. The light welterweight, who is seeded seventh in this tournament, will compete again on Tuesday.

Middleweight Javier Martinez continued his winning streak at his first World Championships to close out the day for Team USA. The 2018 Elite National Champion took all five judges cards following giving his opponent, Poland’s Bartosz Golebiewski, two standing eight counts. Martinez will look to advance to the quarterfinals when he returns to the ring on Monday.

All three victories guaranteed a top 16 finish in the World for all three boxers first appearance.

Atif Oberlton (Philadelphia, Pa.) will be the lone American to box tomorrow. The light heavyweight will face Austrian Umar Dzambekov in the second session of the day, which begins at 8:00 a.m. EST. Follow Oberlton’s bout by clicking here.


52 kg: Michael Angeletti, Springs, Texas/USA, dec. over Emilio Federico Serra/ITA, 3-2

63 kg: Keyshawn Davis, Norfolk, Va./USA, dec. over Elnur Abduraimov/UZB, 5-0

75 kg: Javier Martinez, Milwaukee, Wis./USA, dec. over Bartosz Golebiewski/POL, 5-0

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