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Edwards and Harvey advance to semifinals of 2022 AMBC Championships

by USA Boxing

Team USA secured two more medals at the 2022 AMBC Championships, bringing their total to nine, after Josh Edwards (Houston, Texas) and Jahmal Harvey (Oxon Hill, Md.) picked up victories yesterday during their quarterfinal bouts. 

Harvey, the 2021 Elite Men’s World Champion, once again started the Americans off with a strong performance against Carlos Perez of Dominican Republic. Harvey had to dig deep against his scrappy opponent to pull out the 4-0 victory and earn a spot in the semifinals against Canada’s Keoma-Ali Al-Ahmadieh on Wednesday. 

Edwards, who was making his international debut, put on a boxing clinic against Mexico’s Luis Gomez Meneses, easily taking all five judges’ cards to advance to the medal rounds. The super heavyweight will return to the ring on Wednesday with a matchup with 2020 Olympic bronze medalist Abner Teixeira da Silva of Brazil. 

The final American of the day,
Jonathan Mansour (San Diego, Calif.), put up a strong effort against a veteran boxer, Alexy de la Cruz of Dominican Republic, however, could not pull off the decision to advance to the medal rounds. 

Today will be a rest day for the team before six boxers take to the ring on Tuesday. Rahim Gonzales (Las Vegas, Nev.) and Amelia Moore (Colorado Springs, Colo.) will look to secure two more medals for Team USA in their quarterfinal bouts, while Rashida Ellis (Lynn, Mass.), Kayla Gomez (El Paso, Texas), Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.) and Jennifer Lozano (Laredo, Texas) take to the ring to box for a spot in their respective finals.

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Day 4 Results

57 kg:
Jahmal Harvey, Oxon Hill, Md./USA, dec. over Carlos Perez/DOM, 4-0

60 kg: Alexy de la Cruz/DOM dec. over
Jonathan Mansour, San Diego, Calif./USA, 4-1

92+ kg:
Josh Edwards, Houston, Texas/USA, dec. over Luis Gomez Meneses/MEX, 5-0