The 2020 Boxam Tournament came to close today with the men’s championship bouts, which saw two members of Team USA step into the ring.
Charlie Sheehy (Brisbane, Calif.) was the first American in the ring following his impressive win yesterday to land in today’s final. Sheehy, who was competing in his first international final, had a close bout against the home countries Adrian Thiam Cre, but fell short of taking the title and will leave Spain with his first international medal, a silver.
Super heavyweight Richard Torrez Jr. (Tulare, Calif.) waited all week to compete in today’s championship bout, which ended up being cut short following his opponent, Ghadfa Drissi El Aissaoui of Spain, throwing in the towel to abandon the match in the second round. Torrez Jr.’s victory marks his first international medal of any color in 2020.
This year’s tournament saw Team USA return to the ring for the first time since January’s Strandja Tournament and was used as tune up leading into next year’s Olympic Qualification tournaments. The American delegation is leaving Spain with a total of four golds, one silver and four bronze medals.
Team USA will stay in Europe, as they will head to Paris for a training camp with the French delegation before competing in the Alexis Vastine Memorial Tournament later this month.
Day 5 Results
63 kg: Adrian Thiam Cre/ESP dec. over Charlie Sheehy, Brisbane, Calif./USA, 5-0
91+ kg: Richard Torrez Jr., Tulare, Calif./USA, won by abandonment over Ghadfa Drissi El Aissaoui/ESP, ABD - 2