USA Narrowly Tops Medal Table in 2nd Leg of 2024 World Boxing Cup

The USA Boxing International Invitational was held from April 16-20, 2024 (Photo: USA Boxing)

The home nation finished top of the medal table with three golds at the USA Boxing International Invitational held in Pueblo, Colorado.

More than 120 boxers from 17 countries took part in this second leg of the inaugural World Boxing Cup, following the first leg that took place in Sheffield, England in January.

The final day at Pueblo was an anti-climax with USA winning two golds by walk-overs, as the opponents of Dedrick Crocklem (light-welterweight, 63.5kg) and Amir Anderson (light-heavyweight, 80kg) pulled out due to injury.

It meant the USA narrowly pipped Brazil, China and Great Britain, who each won two golds, to the top of the medal table. Algeria, Australia, Canada and Denmark finished with one gold medal each.

The USA’s third gold was won by Terry Washington (flyweight, 51kg). 

The two walkovers meant that the final day saw 11 bouts, with several featuring boxers that have already qualified for the Paris Olympics this summer.

In the men’s light-middleweight division, Denmark’s European Games champion Nikolai Terteryan continued his excellent form with a split decision (4:1) victory over the USA’s Keon Davis, following his gold medal in the first leg of the World Boxing Cup held in Sheffield in January.

The men’s featherweight (57kg) category saw a re-match of a qualification bout from the recent 1st World Qualifying Tournament in Italy, between Brazil’s Luiz Oliveira and Great Britain’s Owain Harris. Once again, the Brazilian prevailed with a victory that was much closer than the unanimous verdict indicated.

The women’s competition saw four of the six medals go to Great Britain and China, with wins for Charley Davison (54kg), Elise Glynn (57kg), Yu Wu (50kg) and Wen Lu Yang (60kg).

Algeria won gold in the light-welterweight (66kg) category, with Olympics-qualifier Imen Khelif securing a unanimous victory over France’s Emilie Sonvico.

The women’s middleweight (75kg) final saw a face-off between two members of World Boxing’s Athlete Committee, Tammara Thibeault of Canada and Australia’s Caitlin Parker. The pair have boxed each other before and could meet again in Paris. On this occasion, it was Thibeault, the 2022 world champion, who prevailed with a unanimous win.

Here is a full list of the 13 gold medallists:

Women’s 50kg: Yu Wu (CHN)

Women’s 54kg: Charley Davison (GBR)

Women’s 57kg: Elise Glynn (GBR)

Women’s 60kg: Wen Lu Yang (CHN)

Women’s 66kg: Imen Khelif (ALG)

Women’s 75kg: Tammara Thibeault (CAN)

Men’s 51kg: Terry Washington (USA)

Men’s 57kg: Luiz Oliveira (BRA)

Men’s 63.5kg: Dedrick Crocklem (USA)

Men’s 71kg: Nikolai Terteryan (DEN)

Men’s 80kg: Amir Anderson (USA)

Men’s 92kg: Keno Machado (BRA)

Men’s 92kg+: Teremoana Teremoana (AUS)


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