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Crocklem advances to quarterfinals of 2022 Youth World Championships

by Brian Taylor, USA Boxing

Dedrick Crocklem (Tacoma, Wash.) picked up his third win of these championships to advance to the quarterfinals. He took a 3-2 victory over Ukraine’s Oleksandr Yarovyi in a tightly fought bout.

The light welterweight fell behind, 4-1, after the first round against Yarovyi, but came back to closely pick up the second round, 3-2, to keep the find within reach.

With the final round needed by the American to advance, Crocklem left it all in the ring and once again took the round, 3-2, to secure the victory and guaranteed a top eight finish in the world.

Crocklem will face Rafael Buza of Hungry on Monday, where a victory will secure a place in the semifinals and at least a bronze medal.

Flyweight Ryan Williams (Toledo, Ohio) saw his tournament run come to a close after a 4-1 loss to Ari Bonilla of Mexico in another hard fought bout between the two.

Tomorrow will be a busy day for Team USA, as five boxers will take to the ring, including Sa’Rai Brown-El (Marietta, Ga.) and Patrick O’Connor (Fort Washington, Md.), both of whom will be stepping into the ring for the first time at these championships.

Joining Brown-El and O’Connor are Amir Anderson (Syracuse, N.Y.), Yoseline Perez (Houston, Texas) and Cornellio Phipps (Oxford, Pa.). All five boxers will be boxing for a spot in their weight categories quarterfinals.

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Day 5 Results

51 kg: Ari Bonilla/MEX dec. over Ryan Williams, Toledo, OHio/USA, 4-1

63.5 kg: Dedrick Crocklem, Tacoma, Wash./USA, dec. over Oleksandr Yarovyi/UKR, 3-2 

Day 6 Schedule 

52 kg: Sa’Rai Brown-El, Marietta, Ga./USA, vs. Tomiris Myrzakul/KAZ (Ring B, Bout 2, 9:45 a.m. ET*)

57 kg: Cornellio Phipps, Oxford, Pa./USA, vs. Akzhol Asylbek Uulu/KGZ (Ring A, Bout 1, 1:00 p.m. ET*)

57 kg: Yoseline Perez, Houston, Texas/USA, vs. Hyeji Park/KOR (Ring B, Bout 3, 6:30 a.m. ET*)

71 kg: Amir Anderson, Syracuse, N.Y./USA, vs. Sultan Osmanli/TUR – (Ring B, Bout 9, 11:30 a.m. ET*)

80 kg: Patrick O’Connor, Fort Washington, Md./USA, vs. Luis Reynoso Valiente/CUB (Ring B, Bout 7, 7:30 a.m. ET*)