The United States’ first national boxing tournament of 2022 will take place from April 23 to 30 at the Wolstein Center, located on the campus of Cleveland State University in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The event will serve as qualifiers for the 2022 United States National Boxing Championships for Elite Boxers, which will also feature fighters in junior to youth divisions. .
“USA Boxing is looking forward to bringing a national tournament back to Ohio State,” said Taryn Cass, USA Boxing Events Coordinator. “Cleveland has a rich boxing history, and we are delighted for the local support and engagement from the boxing community there.
The Greater Cleveland Athletic Commission offered a very competitive bid on behalf of their city and we are confident that our partnership will create an event that continues this trend of upward growth and success. success that US Boxing has seen in the past few years”
“Cleveland is thrilled to welcome the 2022 US Boxing National Qualifiers this spring as it creates a fantastic opportunity to compete,” said David Gilbert, President and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Athletic Commission. Celebrate our city’s long history with this sport. “Through our strong partnership with Boxing USA and the Wolstein Center, our team looks forward to working directly with local boxing clubs and other community organizations to make the event This is a successful event and builds on the diverse range of events that Cleveland has consistently attracted.”
The week-long tournament will allow elite fighters (18-39) a chance to qualify for this year’s National Championships, while all other divisions will seek out national ranking points. valuable family. The full qualification guide for the 2022 US Boxing National Championships will be published at a later date.
USA Boxing returns to Ohio State after Columbus hosted the 2019 Eastern Qualifiers, which saw more than 800 boxers enter the ring in a state steeped in American boxing history.
“Cleveland has a rich boxing history,” said Chris Cugliari, director of the American Boxing Alumni Association. “We are incredibly proud to welcome the next generation of champions and look forward to seeing their opening chapters on the road to the 2024 Paris Olympic Games and beyond.”
Three boxers from Ohio State represent Team USA at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, silver medalist Duke Ragan (Cincinnati), bronze medalist Oshae Jones (Toledo), as well as Cleveland’s Delante Johnson, who extended the streak. of Cleveland-born boxers. age four, following in the footsteps of Charles Conwell (2016), Terrell Gausha (2012) and Raynell Williams (2008).
Registration for the event will open on Tuesday, March 1 and run through April 12.
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