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ESPN Deportes to Showcase Over 20 Hours of Boxing Coverage at the 2007 Pan American Games

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – The 2007 Pan American Games team will enjoy a bright spotlight in Rio de Janeiro as ESPN Deportes is scheduled to broadcast over 20 hours of boxing coverage. Boxing action will kick off preliminary action on July 20 at the Riocentro Sports Complex Pavilion 2..

The 10-member Pan American Games team opened their final training camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., on June 24 and will depart for team processing at George Mason University on July 13. They will travel from Washington DC to Rio de Janeiro on July 14 for a short acclimation camp prior to opening competition on July 20. Boxing competition will conclude with final round action on July 27 and 28.The Pan American Games showcase the best boxers from North, Central and South America, and will provide the United States team with outstanding international experience.

The boxers representing the United States at the Pan Am Games will be light flyweight Luis Yanez (Duncanville, Texas); flyweight Qa’id Muhammad (Atlantic City, N.J.); bantamweight Roberto Marroquin (Dallas, Texas); featherweight Luis Del Valle (Newburgh, N.Y.); light welterweight Karl Dargan (Philadelphia, Pa.); welterweight Demetrius Andrade (Providence, R.I.); middleweight Shawn Porter (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio); light heavyweight Christopher Downs (Fort Carson, Colo.); heavyweight Adam Willett (Bellport, N.Y.) and super heavyweight Mike Wilson (Central Point, Ore.). The team will be led by USA Boxing National Coaching Director Dan Campbell (Colorado Springs, Colo.); 2004 Olympic Coach Basheer Abdullah (Fort Carson, Colo.) and 2000 Olympic Coach Israel Acosta (Milwaukee, Wis.). Peter Balcunas (Davie, Fla.) will serve as the team manager at the event.


Pan American Games Competition Schedule

Light flyweight – Luis Yanez

First round: Saturday, July 21 – 2 p.m.

Quarterfinals: Monday, July 23 – 2 p.m.

Semifinals: Tuesday, July 24 – 7 p.m.

Finals: Friday, July 27 – 8 p.m.



Flyweight – Qa’id Muhammad

First round: Saturday, July 21 – 7 p.m.

Quarterfinals: Tuesday, July 24 – 2 p.m.

Semifinals: Wednesday, July 25 – 7 p.m.

Finals: Saturday, July 28 – 8 p.m.



Bantamweight – Roberto Marroquin

First round: Friday, July 20 – 7 p.m.

Quarterfinals: Sunday, July 22 – 7 p.m.

Semifinals: Tuesday, July 24 – 7 p.m.

Finals: Friday, July 27 – 8 p.m.



Featherweight – Luis Del Valle

First round: Saturday, July 21 – 7 p.m.

Quarterfinals: Monday, July 23 – 7 p.m.

Semifinals: Wednesday, July 25 – 7 p.m.

Finals: Saturday, July 28 – 8 p.m.



Light welterweight – Karl Dargan

First round: Sunday, July 22 – 7 p.m.

Quarterfinals: Tuesday, July 24 – 2 p.m.

Semifinals: Wednesday, July 25 – 7 p.m.

Finals: Saturday, July 28 – 8 p.m.



Welterweight – Demetrius Andrade

First round: Saturday, July 21 – 2 p.m.

Quarterfinals: Sunday, July 22 – 7 p.m.

Semifinals: Tuesday, July 24 - 7 p.m.

Finals: Friday, July 27 – 8 p.m.



Middleweight – Shawn Porter

First round: Saturday, July 21 – 2 p.m.

Quarterfinals: Monday, July 23 – 7 p.m.

Semifinals: Wednesday, July 25 – 7 p.m.

Finals: Saturday, July 28 – 8 p.m.



Light heavyweight – Christopher Downs

First round: Saturday, July 21 – 2 p.m.

Quarterfinals: Monday, July 23 – 2 p.m.

Semifinals: Tuesday, July 24 – 7 p.m.

Finals: Friday, July 27 – 8 p.m.



Heavyweight – Adam Willett

First round: Sunday, July 22 – 7 p.m.

Quarterfinals: Tuesday, July 24 – 2 p.m.

Semifinals: Wednesday, July 25 – 7 p.m.

Finals: Saturday, July 28 – 8 p.m.



Super heavyweight – Mike Wilson

First round: Saturday, July 21 – 7 p.m.

Quarterfinals: Monday, July 23 – 7 p.m.

Semifinals: Wednesday, July 25 – 7 p.m.

Finals: Saturday, July 28 – 8 p.m.


ESPN Deportes Boxing Coverage

July 20: 3-8 p.m. EST

July 21: 4-7 p.m. EST

July 22: 3-7 p.m. EST

July 23: 7-9 p.m. EST

July 24: 6-8:30 p.m. EST (semifinals)

July 25: 5-6:30 p.m. EST (semifinals)

9-10 p.m. EST

July 27: 4-5:30 p.m. EST (finals)

July 28: 4-5:30 p.m. EST (finals)


USA Boxing, as the national governing body for Olympic-style boxing, is the United States’ member organization of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) and a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

Article posted on 04.07.2007



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