USA Boxing’s bright future was on
display this afternoon at the 2014 Youth Continental
Championships in Quito, Ecuador. Team USA won seven gold and
three silver medals in today’s final round action at the Julio
Cesar Hidalgo Coliseum. The United States’ Caitlin
Orchard, Wash.), and Darmani
Pa.) all took 2014 Youth Continental Championships titles in
Two female junior world
champions, Orosco and Gonzalez, added youth continental
championships to their ever-growing resumes in Sunday’s final
round action. Orosco battled Argentina’s Alyelen
the flyweight championship bout, winning a unanimous decision
victory in her first international youth bout. Gonzalez claimed
a unanimous decision in her championship bout on Sunday as well.
She defeated the Dominican Republic’s Dalin
lightweight action to take the gold medal.
In men’s flyweight action, Vargas
won a second straight unanimous decision victory in his
championship bout with Juan
Puerto Rico. The win gives the 2013 USA Boxing youth national
champion another international gold medal following success in
last year’s action.
Team USA took both the male and
female middleweight titles with unanimous decision wins from
Conwell and Fabela. The 2014 Youth Continental Championships
were the first major international event for both boxers but
that didn’t deter either from taking the top spot on the medal
podium. Conwell closed his run to gold with a 3-0 victory over
host nation boxer Ariel
Ecuador in final round action while Fabela defeated Ecuador’s Alexandra
The United States swept both
heavyweight bouts as well with final round victories from
heavyweight Mollet and super heavyweight Rock. Mollet won a 3-0
victory over Ecuador’s David
his international debut to take heavyweight gold. Rock bounced
back from a recent international loss in Russia with a 3-0 win
in his super heavyweight showdown with Argentina’s Kevin
Light flyweight Nico
Kansas) dropped a 3-0 decision to host nation boxer Carlos
Ecuador in their final round contest on Sunday. In the light
welterweight division, Mexico’s William
a 2-1 split decision over the United States’ Jonathan
Angeles, Calif.). Light heavyweight Bobby
Mass.) fell by unanimous decision to Ecuador’s Edrick
his first international contest. All three U.S. boxers took home
silver medals from the 2014 Youth Continental Championships.
In addition to the final round
competitors, bantamweight Carlos
Maria, Calif.) and lightweight Isidro
Calif.) each claimed bronze medals in Ecuador. Twelve of the 13
U.S. competitors won medals in the even, giving the United
States the team trophy in the key continental event.
Calif.) and Willie
N.J.) led the United States squad in Quito with Dr.
John Drye (Plains,
Mont.) serving as the team physician.
U.S. Final Round Results
108 lbs/male: Carlos Chusin, ECU,
Hernandez, Wichita, Kansas/USA,
112 lbs/female: Caitlin
Orosco, Anaheim, Calif./USA dec.
Alyelen Espinosa ARG, 3-0
114 lbs/male: Antonio
Vargas, Kissimmee, Fla./USA dec.
Juan Camacho PUR, 3-0
132 lbs/female: Jajaira
Gonzalez, Glendora, Calif./USA dec.
Dalin Carderon, DOM, 3-0
141 lbs/male: William Zepeda, MEX,
Navarro, Los Angeles, Calif./USA, 2-1
165 lbs/female: Martha
Fabela, Oakland, Calif./USA dec.
Alexandra Oviedo, ECU, 3-0
165 lbs/male: Charles
Conwell, Cleveland, Ohio/USA dec.
Ariel Ruiz ECU, 3-0
178 lbs/male: Edrick Chala, ECU,
Harris, Worcester, Mass./USA, 3-0
201 lbs/male: Matthew
dec David Loor, ECU, 3-0
201+ lbs/male: Darmani
Rock, Philadelphia, Pa./USA dec
Kervin Espinola, ARG, 3-0