Have a look at UK, US boxing prospects for Olympics
Young boxers from every part of the world are raring to showcase their talents at Olympics that will begin on July 23, When it comes to boxing, should the US and UK keep their hopes high from their participants? The last time an American boxer was awarded a gold medal was back in 2004, courtesy of Andre Ward.
As for the UK, Anthony Joshua and Luke Campbell tasted some glory in 2012 last. We have observed that young boxers from both countries have failed to make an impact at the Olympics, primarily because they are signed by big promotions beforehand.
The recent judging standards at Olympics also tend to drive the boxers into signing with promotions and start earning money from the moment they sign on the dotted line instead of watching their four-year-long preparations go to waste.
This year, welterweight Pat McCormack (64-10) is representing the UK while Richard Torrez Jnr (51-9) will don American colors in Tokyo. Torrez, 22, has a quirky southpaw stance that has earned him massive success in the amateur arena.
His last defeat came against Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jalalov, who knocked out the 22-year-old in the first round in 2019.
McCormack, 26, is sharing the division with gold medalist Roniel Iglesias (266-36) and Russia’s Andrey Zamkovoy (128-21).