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2024 USA Boxing International Invitational is Set to Host 17 Countries In Pueblo

by Luke Santangelo

USA Boxing is returning to the Pueblo Convention Center in Pueblo, Colo., April 16-20, for the 2024 USA Boxing International Invitational. This event previews some of the top boxers around the world who will represent their country this summer at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. The competition is being held in association with World Boxing, the new international federation that has been established to ensure boxing remains at the heart of the Olympic Movement.

 

This marks the second time Pueblo has hosted USA Boxing’s International Invitational, as the city hosted the inaugural event in 2022, where Team USA won 15 medals, including five gold, three silver, and seven bronze.

 

The International Invitational will give boxing fans an up-close look at Team USA boxers who will compete in the ring this summer in Paris, including all six of the boxers who qualified for the Olympics, including Joshua Edwards (Houston, Texas), Jahmal Harvey (Oxon Hill, Md), Jennifer Lozano (Laredo, Texas), Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.), Omari Jones (Orlando, Fla.) and Morelle McCane (Cleveland, Ohio).

 

The event will be held in partnership with the City of Pueblo and will take place Tuesday through Friday, with sessions starting at noon and 6pm. The finals and medaling ceremonies will take place at noon on Saturday. The Invitational will host more than 120 boxers from 17 countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, the Philippines, and Sweden.

 

Nearly half of the boxers competing in the Invitational have qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics, including 12 from Australia who have the most qualified boxers amongst the countries competing in Pueblo.  

 

The 2024 International Invitational will also include multiple male and female 2020 Olympic Games medalists. Amongst these medalists are Carlo Paalam (Philippines), silver medalist in the men’s flyweight division; Harrison Garside (Australia), bronze medalist in the men’s lightweight division; Abner Teixeira (Brazil), bronze medalist in the men’s heavyweight division; Nesthy Petecio (Philippines), silver medalist in the women’s featherweight division; and Qian Li (China), silver medalist in the women’s middleweight division. 

 

Other notable boxers who have Olympic experience competing in Pueblo include include Naomi Graham (USA), Tammara Thibeault (Canada), and Wanderson De Oliveira (Brazil).

 

Any media planning to attend and cover the event may submit their information for a media credential here.


To stay up to date on the tournament, visit the event page here.

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