Team USA Down to One Man

The USA Boxing team has one remaining participant in the World Cup of Petroleum Countries in Russia.

Louie Byrd, a flyweight from Denver, defeated Alexander Ryshkin of Moldova by a score of 8-2 to advance to the finals against Jeremy Veccu of France.

Seven of the other eight American fighters were eliminated in the first two rounds, including light heavyweight Robert Brant of White Bear Lake boxing club, who lost in the first round to Latvian Nikolaj Grishunun (6-1).

Learn more about this tournament as it happens at the USA Boxing news site.

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