Emilio Garcia one win away from Qualifying to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

BANGKOK, Thailand – Emilio Garcia (Laredo Texas) is just one win away from qualifying to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Garcia defeated Joseph Commey out of Ghana in dominating fashion. Garcia won each of the judges’ votes in all three rounds including two 10-8 scores in the third round.

Garcia is now just one win away from achieving his lifelong dream and qualifying to the Olympic Games. Only one boxer stands in his way and that will be the winner of Abdallah Abou- Arab from Denmark and Oier Ibarreche from Spain.

“We are on to the qualification round and make sure you tune in,” Garcia stated after his victory on Wednesday. “I feel good and look forward to Friday.”

Tomorrow, May 30, is the first day of the livestream and it can be watched here.

Team USA heavyweight, Jamar Talley (Camden, N.J.) will get things started tomorrow as he will face Leclerc Nogaus from Haiti. Alyssa Mendoza (Caldwell, Idaho) will make her second appearance and will go against Olga -Pavlina Papadatou out of Greece. Lastly, Roscoe Hill (Spring, Texas) will make him Olympic qualifier debut against Yuberjen Martinez from Spain.

Team USA is represented by eight boxers in Italy who hope to punch their ticket to this summer’s 2024 Paris Olympic Games. The team is being guided by USA Boxing Head Coach Billy Walsh (Colorado Springs, Colo.), along with National Resident Coach Timothy Nolan (Rochester, N.Y.), as well as National Development Coach Chad Wigle (Colorado Springs, Colo.), along with assistant coaches Adonis Frazier (Minneapolis, Minn.) and Christine Lopez (Rowlett, Texas).

Day 5 Results

63.5vkg: Emilio Garcia, Laredo, Texas/ USA vs. Joseph Comey, GHA, 5-0

Day 6 Schedule

92 kg: Jamar Talley, Camden, N.J./ USA vs. Leclerc Nogaus, HAI

57 kg: Alyssa Mendoza, Caldwell, Idaho/ USA vs. Olga -Pavlina Papadatou, GRE

51 kg: Roscoe Hill, Spring, Texas/USA vs. Yuberjen Martinez , COL


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