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Brackets Set for 2021 Junior Pan American Games

by USA Boxing

The first ever Junior Pan American Games gets underway tomorrow at the Coliseo Luis Ignacio Alvarez in Cali, Colombia for the 13 boxers who will represent Team USA, Nov. 26 – Dec. 1. 

Julius Ballo (San Diego, Calif.), the 2021 Pan American Games Qualifier 57 kg champion, will face Lucas Conoe of Uruguay, while Quincey Williams (Washington, D.C.) takes on Puerto Rico’s Angel Llanos, to begin competition for the Americans during tomorrow’s session scheduled to begin 2:00 p.m. EST. 

Kayla Gomez (El Paso, Texas), Joel Iriarte (Bakersfield, Calif.), Faith Mendez (Ocala, Fla.), Steven Navarro (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Jewry Rodriguez (Houston, Texas) received byes for tomorrow’s first round to advance to the second round of their bracket. Navarro will begin competition on Saturday, while Gomez, Iriarte, Mendez and Rodriguez will make their tournament debut on Sunday. 

Joining Navarro on Saturday will be
Donte Layne (Elmont, N.Y.), Santiago Franco (Portland, Ore.), Jesikah Guerra (Victorville, Calif.) and Sativa James (Dixon, Calif.). 

The remaining members of Team USA,
Ali Almajdi (Arlington, Texas) and Ali Feliz (Danbury, Conn.) will begin their tournament early next week.  

Click here to follow all the action, including livestream, news and results. Competition can also be watched on the Pan Am Sports Channel app. 

Day 1 Schedule

57 kg:
Julius Ballo, San Diego, Calif./USA, vs. Lucas Conoe/URU

69 kg:
Quincey Williams, Washington, D.C./USA, vs. Angel Llanos/PUR