BREAKING NEWS: USA's Richard Torrez Jr. Gets the Silver Medal After Crushing Loss in Tokyo Olympics

Article by Rick Mohamed

Tokyo, Japan (August 8, 2021) Richard Torrez Jr., the USA representative in the super heavyweight division, lost his bid for a gold medal on the last day of the Tokyo Olympics, falling to Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan 5-0. He was working to become the first American boxer to win the gold medal since Andre Ward (light heavyweight) won it in 2004 Athens. 

He defeated Kazakhstan’s Kamshibek Kunkabayev ro advance to the final, the first time a super heavyweight has fought in the gold medal round since 2000. He was looking to become the first super heavyweight medalist since 1988, when former heavyweight champion Riddick “Big Daddy” Bowe earned silver in Seoul Korea. 

The last American super heavyweight gold medalist was Tyrell Biggs in 1984, at the legendary Los Angeles games. 

Torrez is in great company, and he shouldn’t be disappointed in his overall performance. Let’s look forward to his professional career moving forward. 

The U.S. Olympic boxing team has enjoyed its most successful campaign in a while, with 3 medalists: 2 silver, with a third fighting for no less than silver. 

As of this writing, Keyshawn Davis is awaiting his gold medal fight vs. his nemesis Andy Cruz of Cuba, and Duke Ragan won the silver medal just 2 days prior. 

Tulare, CA, stand up! Richard Torrez Jr. is coming home with a bright new & shiny silver medal!

UPDATE: Keyshawn Davis lost his gold medal final match to Andy Cruz of Cuba 4-1. He, like his teammates Duke Ragan & Richard Torrez Jr., all earned the silver medal. SALUTE!





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