Crew USA went 2-1 throughout right this moment’s boxing on the 2022 Youth World Championships in La Nucia, Spain, advancing two extra boxers to their respective weight lessons spherical of 16.
Gentle middleweight Amir Anderson (Syracuse, N.Y.) drew the reining European Champion, Bobbi Flood of Eire, for his World Championships debut, organising an thrilling match that lived as much as the expectation between the 2.
Anderson took the primary spherical, 4-1, earlier than seeing Flood come again to take the second spherical together with his on 4-1 determination. With the bout on the road, Anderson got here out sturdy within the third and last spherical, touchdown clear pictures and combos, to take the bout by a 4-1 determination ultimately to advance to a bout with Turkey’s Sultan Osmanli on Sunday.
“I fought like a B-,” said Anderson following his bout. “I fought a European Champion, primary in Europe, and I believe I did effectively sufficient to point out everybody on this event I’m going to be primary. I believe I beat the perfect individual right here, and now it is just matter of time to be a World Champion.”
Featherweight Cornellio Phipps (Oxford, Pa.) picked up his second win of those championships in a hard-fought bout in opposition to England’s Frankie Wooden.
Wooden took a 4-1 lead following the primary spherical, nonetheless, Phipps got here again to take the second spherical, 3-2, to make it anybody’s bout heading into the ultimate spherical. Phipps left all of it within the ring over the past spherical, which included giving Wooden a standing eight rely.
All 5 judges scored the ultimate spherical 5-0 to safe Phipps the 3-2 last determination and a spot in a spherical of 16 matchup in opposition to Akzhol Asylbek Uulu of Kyrgyzstan, the 2022 Asian Youth Championships silver medalist.
“God was with me in that battle,” mentioned Phipps on the conclusion of his bout. “We received’t see no extra shut fights, cut up choices, no extra. I give my opponent credit score. We’re going to preserve grinding.”
Light-weight Randi Griffith (Gouverneur, N.Y.) put up a troublesome battle in opposition to Rukiye Kaya of Turkey, nonetheless, after receiving back-to-back standing eight counts within the third spherical, the battle ended by abandonment.
Flyweight Ryan Williams (Toledo, Ohio) and lightweight welterweight Dedrick Crocklem (Tacoma, Wash.) will return to the ring tomorrow for his or her second and third fights, respectively, and seeking to advance to the quarterfinal rounds. Williams will go head-to-head in opposition to Mexico’s Ari Bonilla, whereas Crocklem will face Oleksandr Yarovyi of Ukraine.
73 nations and 593 boxers are collaborating in these Youth World Championships, which is the primary Youth World Championships for USA Boxing since 2018.
Day 4 Outcomes
57 kg: Cornellio Phipps, Oxford, Pa./USA, dec. over Frankie Wooden/ENG, 3-2
60 kg: Rukiye Kaya/TUR received by abandonment over Randi Griffith, Gouverneur, N.Y./USA, ABD
71 kg: Amir Anderson, Syracuse, N.Y./USA, dec. over Bobbi Duggan Flood/IRL, 4-1
Day 5 Schedule
51 kg: Ryan Williams, Toledo, Ohio/USA, vs. Ari Bonilla/MEX (Ring A, Bout 8, 2:45 p.m. ET*)
63.5 kg: Dedrick Crocklem, Tacoma, Wash./USA, vs. Oleksandr Yarovyi/UKR (Ring A, Bout 10, 11:45 a.m. ET*)