Who is on the Team USA boxing squad for the Tokyo Olympics? Meet the boxers hoping to follow Claressa Shields and Shakur Stevenson

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Featherweight: Duke Ragan

The Cincinnati, Oh. native is already off and running as a professional, having generated four wins without a blemish on his ledger thus far. His last pro fight had Ragan produce a unanimous decision victory over Charles Clark in April.

This came after he demonstrated that he has power, too, during his pro debut last August.

Lightweight: Keyshawn Davis

Shakur Stevenson is big on Keyshawn Davis (pictured above). Shakur, the current  WBO interim junior lightweight champion, believes Davis has what it takes to win a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Already, Davis has shown signs of that potential, having compiled a 3-0 record as a professional.

Davis, who is from Norfolk, Va., took first place honors at the 2017 and 2018 Elite National Championships, before finishing second in the 2019 Elite World Championships prior to turning pro.

A quick look at Davis's social media accounts and the 22-year-old southpaw can't wait to kick off his Olympic experience.

Welterweight: Delante Johnson

Citing Sugar Ray Robinson, Pernell Whitaker and Floyd Mayweather Jr. as his favorite boxers, Johnson carries world championship experience into the Olympics, having competed in the Elite World Championships and Youth World Championships, finishing first in the latter back in 2016.

Middleweight: Troy Isley

Like Ragan and Davis, Isley is a pro with a 2-0 record to show for it thus far.

Isley, Ragan and Davis are the first pro boxers to represent Team USA in the Olympics thanks to an International Boxing Association (AIBA) proposal from 2016 that came to fruition.

Super Heavyweight: Richard Torrez Jr.

Trained by his dad Richard Torrez Sr. and out of Tulare, Calif., Torrez is coming off a first-place finish at the 2020 Boxam Tournament.

TeamUSA.org specifies that Torrez was his High School Valedictorian and that his father competed in the 1984 Olympic Team Trials. So, boxing is in his bloodline. 


Flyweight: Virginia Fuchs

First in the 2020 Strandja Tournament, second in the 2019 Pan American Games and third in the 2018 Elite Women's World Championships, this Houston representative enters the Olympics with a decorated resume in tow.

Featherweight: Yarisel Ramirez

Ramirez became the tenth and final member of USA Boxing on the strength of her bronze medal at the 2019 Pan American Games and from competing at the 2019 Elite Women's World Championships.

The Cuban-born Las Vegas resident originally put herself on the sweet science map with a silver medal in the 2015 Junior World Championships.

Lightweight: Rashida Ellis

Ellis enters the Olympics fresh off a third-place finish in both the 2020 Boxam International Tournament and 2019 Elite Women's World Championships.

As evidenced from her body of work, Ellis packs plenty of punch at lightweight.

Welterweight: Oshae Jones

Jones holds the distinction of being the first woman welterweight to be a member of USA Boxing in the Olympics. She competed in the 2019 and 2018 Elite Women's World Championships and has finished first in the Boxam International Tournament and Pan America Games to name a few.

Her brother is Otha Jones III, who is 5-1-1 as a super featherweight pro.

Like him, she looks to assert a jab, before opening up with a more diverse offense.

Middleweight: Naomi Graham

A staff sergeant in the U.S. Army, Graham is the first active female military member to represent USA Boxing in the Olympics. And she has big shoes to fill, considering Claressa Shields is a back-to-back Olympic gold medalist in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. 

First in the 2020 Boxam International Tournament, 2020 Strandja Tournament and 2019 Pan American Games, there's no doubt that Graham can thump.

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