Team USA has upped the ante of its boxing squad for the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics (2021) by adding three more boxers on the roster of six.
The previous six inclusions are:
- Rashida Ellis (Women’s 60 kg., Lightweight)
- Virginia Fuchs (Women’s 51 kg., Flyweight)
- Naomi Graham (Women’s 75 kg., Middleweight)
- Delante Johnson (Men’s 69 kg., Welterweight)
- Oshae Jones (Women’s 69 kg., Welterweight)
- Richard Torrez Jr. (Men’s 91-plus kg., Super Heavyweight)
The new additions are lightweight Keyshawn Davis, middleweight Troy Isle, and featherweight Duke Ragan. The prospects were originally scheduled to take part at the Olympics last year, but it was put off due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Davis is the most highly-rated candidate of the pack. The 22-year-old is expected to make it big in the star-studded competition. If he pulls a gold medal in July, this will be the first time in the last 15 years.
Legendary boxer Andre Ward (32-0), who remained undefeated till the time he hung his gloves, was the last American to achieve this feat in 2004.
The boxing prodigy has already amassed three wins (2 KO) since he turned pro in February. His sport colleagues Isley and Ragan are elated as well to see their names in the list.
Speaking about his inclusion, Davis said. “This opportunity began nonexistent. So to see myself here again, I have learned that destiny isn’t determined by no man, it only holds a purpose that time will reveal. I am proud to be an Olympian.”