In a day that was expected to see four Americans step into the ring to compete during the second day of the first annual Alexis Vastine Memorial Tournament, only two boxers got the opportunity to compete.
Darius Fulghum (Houston, Texas) and Charlie Sheehy (Brisbane, Calif.) put up strong efforts against their opponents, but were unable to take the victories over Sanjeey of India and Hugo Grau of France, respectively. Both boxers earned a bronze medal to add to their bronze and silver medals they won earlier this month in Spain.
Andrea Medina (San Diego, Calif.) and Richard Torrez Jr. (Tulare, Calif.) both won by walkover to advance to tomorrow’s final day of competition.
Joining Medina and Torrez tomorrow is Rahim Gonzales (Las Vegas, Nev.), Naomi Graham (Fayetteville, N.C.) and Abraham Perez (Albuquerque, N.M.). Joseph Hicks (Grand Rapids, Mich.) also advanced to the finals, but will not box in the finals and leave France with his first international medal, a silver.
Team USA is being led by USA Boxing Head Coach Billy Walsh (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and National Strength and Conditioning Coach Jose Polanco (Colorado Springs, Colo.) during this tournament, which brought 43 boxers from 8 different nations to compete.
Competition begins tomorrow at noon EST. and can be followed along by clicking here.
Day 2 Results
57 kg: Andrea Medina, San Diego, Calif./USA, won by walkover over Mona Mestiaen/FRA, WO
63 kg: Hugo Grau/FRA dec. over Charlie Sheehy, Brisbane, Calif./USA
91 kg: Sanjeet/IND dec. over Darius Fulghum, Houston, Texas/USA
91+kg : Richard Torrez Jr., Tulare, Calif./USA, won by walkover over Satish Kumar/IND, WO
52 kg: Abraham Perez, Albuquerque, N.M./USA, vs. Amit/IND
57 kg: Andrea Medina, San Diego, Calif./USA, vs. Stephanie Thour/SWE
75 kg: Joseph Hicks, Grand Rapids, Mich./USA, vs. Ashish Kumar/IND
75 kg: Naomi Graham, Fayetteville, N.C./USA, vs. Elzabeta Wojcik/POL
81 kg: Rahim Gonzales, Las Vegas, Nev./USA, vs. George Crotty/ENG
91+ kg: Richard Torrez Jr., Tulare, Calif./USA, vs. Mourad Aliev/FRA