Olympics: USA super heavyweight Torrez wins

USA super heavyweight Richard Torrez Jr. won by unanimous decision over Algerian Chouaib Bouloudinats at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan in the Tokyo Olympics. Torrez dropped Bouloudinats in round one. He will move on to Sunday’s quarterfinal against Cuban Dainier Pero.

USA middleweight Troy Isley bowed out in the round of 16, losing a narrow 3-2 decision to Russian Gleb Bakski representing the Russian Olympic Committee since the country of Russia is banned.

USA welterweight Delante Johnson, USA lightweight Keyshawn Davis, and USA featherweight Duke Ragan are all still in the medal hunt.

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In another notable bout, pro heavyweight Bakhodir Jalolov (8-0, 8 KOs) of Uzbekistan took a unanimous decision over Abdullayev Mahammad in super heavyweight action. Jalolov is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and is 6-0 in the U.S. He will next face Satish Kumar of India.

In other super heavyweight action, Frazer Clarke (UK), Mourad Aliev (France), and Ivan Veriasov (Russia) all advanced to the quarterfinals.

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  • Richard Torrez is going to be great in the pros. He should either get a silver or a gold in this Olympics.

    • If he gets a bronze I’d be surprised, I doubt he’d make it in the finals.

    • his fast, can take a punch, and is extremely aggressive. People can be negative but he is an up and comer.

  • Torrez looked pretty good, the knockdown was via bodyshot. He can work on his defense a little and have a decent shot at a medal in my opinion.

  • I’m not even sure what’s going on with Olympic boxing now. I guess the US only has 4 entrants and 3 of them are pros? I didn’t see Torres fight, I’ll check it on On Demand or something. Gone are the days on the US Boxing Team was something to get excited about. I believe since 1992, USA Boxing has only won 3 Gold Medals in the Olympics-DeLaHoya 1992, David Reid 1996, and Andre Ward 2004, am I missing anyone? Prior to that, a bad US Team would win 3 Golds in an Olympics. They won 9 in 1984 and 11 of the 12 entrants medaled; of course Russia and Cuba boycotted that year.

    • The write right been trying to watch boxing weightlifting no luck search several hours the games been a dismay!

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