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Davis and Torrez Jr. Move on to Quarterfinals of 2019 World Championships

By Brian Taylor, USA Boxing | Sept. 17, 2019, 4:48 p.m. (ET)

Team USA advanced two boxers to tomorrow’s quarterfinals and had two boxers finish in the top 16 of the World following today’s action at the 2019 World Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Keyshawn Davis (Norfolk, Va.) and Richard Torrez Jr. (Tulare, Calif.) will represent USA Boxing in tomorrow’s quarterfinal matchups following dominating performances today. 

Davis took all five judges’ cards over Trinidad and Tobago’s Michael Matthew Alexander to advance to a bout against 2017 World Champion and 2016 Olympic silver medalist Sofiane Oumiha of France. Torrez Jr. dominated his opponent, causing the referee to give Marko Milun of Croatia two standing eight counts before calling the bout halfway through the first round. The superheavyweight will face 2015 World Championship bronze medalist Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan. 

Wins tomorrow will guarantee the boxers at least a bronze medal.  

Michael Angeletti (Springs, Texas) and Delante Johnson (Cleveland, Ohio) saw their tournament come to an end following losses to their respective opponents. Both boxers leave Russia with a top 16 ranking in the World. 

Follow Team USA’s quarterfinal bouts by clicking here.

52 kg: Daniel Panev Asenov/BUL dec. over Michael Angeletti, Springs, Texas/USA, 5-0
63 kg: Keyshawn Davis, Norfolk, Va./USA, dec. over Michael Matthew Alexander/TTO, 5-0
69 kg: Bobo-Usmon Batruov/UZB dec. over Delante Johnson, Cleveland, Ohio/USA, 5-0
91+ kg: Richard Torrez Jr., Tulare, Calif./USA, won by RSC over Marko Milun/CRO, RSC-1

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