USA Boxing Features Oberlton Falls Short...

Oberlton Falls Short in World Championships Debut

By Brian Taylor, USA Boxing | Sept. 15, 2019, 3:51 p.m. (ET)

Light heavyweight Atif Oberlton (Philadelphia, Pa.) fell short in his World Championships debut today in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Oberlton faced a tough opponent in Umar Dzambekov of Austria, but was not able to move on to the next round after only earning 2 judges’ cards versus Dzambekov taking three.

Team USA will have two boxers step into the ring tomorrow, Delante Johnson (Cleveland, Ohio) and Richard Torrez Jr. (Tulare, Calif.) Johnson will go head-to-head against Italian Gianluigi Malanga in the first session of the day, while Torrez boxes Kumar Satish of India in the evening session.

Watch both boxers by clicking here.

Results

81 kg: Umar Dzambekov/AUT dec. over Atif Oberlton, Philadelphia, Pa./USA, 3-2