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Gonzales Secured Team USA Second Win In Thailand

by Luke Santangelo

Robby Gonzales (Las Vegas, Nev.) secured Team USA second win with a unanimous decision victory over Ahmed Badrani out of Morocco in the second day of boxing in Bangkok, Thailand.

Gonzales dominated the whole bout as he won the first two rounds 4-1 and then won the last round 5-0 leading to a unanimous decision victory over the boxer out of Morocco.

The 2021 World Champion gold medalist will now fight on Monday against the winner of Weerapon Jongjoho out of Thailand and Vladimir Mironchikov from Serbia.

“Got the first one out the way and I got four more  to go,” a determined Robby Gonzales stated after his debut at the 2024 World Qualification Tournament.

Team USA is represented by eight boxers in Italy who hope to punch their ticket to this summer’s 2024 Paris Olympic Games. The team is being guided by USA Boxing Head Coach Billy Walsh (Colorado Springs, Colo.), along with National Resident Coach Timothy Nolan (Rochester, N.Y.), as well as National Development Coach Chad Wigle (Colorado Springs, Colo.), along with assistant coaches Adonis Frazier (Minneapolis, Minn.) and Christine Lopez (Rowlett, Texas).

Day 2 Results

80 kg: Robby Gonzales, Las Vegas, Nev./USA, dec. over Ahmed Badrani, MAR, 5-0

Day 3 Schedule

63.5 kg: Emilio Garcia, Laredo, Texas/USA, vs. Ismail Umar FIN