Group USA Goes 1-1 on Third Day of World Championships in Belgrade

BELGRADE, SERBIA – Group USA had two boxers make their World Championships debut, Obed Bartee-El (Harvest, Ala.) and Jonathan Mansour (San Diego, Calif.), through the third day of boxing on the Stark Enviornment in Belgrade, Serbia.

Bartee-El began the day in opposition to Carl Leviticus Hield of the Bahamas. Beginning off slightly slower within the first spherical, Hield was ready to make use of it to his benefit to take three of the 5 judges’ playing cards to take an early lead. Nonetheless, the American gentle middleweight picked up his tempo within the second spherical, connecting extra high quality blows and mixtures and giving his opponent a standing eight depend within the remaining seconds of the spherical to seize all 5 judges’ playing cards.

With the battle in Bartee-El’s favor on two playing cards and tied on three heading into the ultimate spherical, he continued to maintain up the tempo and management the battle to seize the spherical and the general victory by unanimous determination. He can have someday of relaxation earlier than returning to the ring on Friday in opposition to Italy’s Francesco Faraoni.

Mansour made his debut in opposition to 2018 Youth World Championships silver medalist Vseyolod Shumkov of Russia. The light-weight noticed the primary spherical go in favor of the Russian, 4-1, nonetheless, got here again with a powerful second spherical to seize his personal 4-1 determination.

The ultimate spherical was one other shut battle, however the American fell in need of taking the judges’ playing cards, as 4 judges awarded it to Shumkov, leading to a 4-1 remaining determination in favor of the Russian.

Group USA can have two boxers compete tomorrow. Jahmal Harvey (Oxon Hill, Md.) will take to the ring through the first session of the day in opposition to Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov of Uzbekistan, whereas Omari Jones (Orlando, Fla.) faces Tyler Jolly of Scotland within the night session.

Day 3 Outcomes

60 kg: Vsevolod Shumkov/RBF dec. over Jonathan Mansour, San Diego, Calif./USA, 4-1

71 kg: Obed Bartee-El, Harvest, Ala./USA, dec. over Carl Leviticus Hield/BAH, 5-0

Day 4 Schedule

57 kg: Jahmal Harvey, Oxon Hill, Md./USA, vs. Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov/UZB

67 kg: Omari Jones, Orlando, Fla./USA, vs. Tyler Jolly/SCO–161571 | Group USA Goes 1-1 on Third Day of World Championships in Belgrade

Huynh Nguyen

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