Alyssa Mendoza continues impressing us at 2024 Olympic Games World Qualifying Tournament | Awakening Fighters

Alyssa Mendoza continues impressing us at 2024 Olympic Games World Qualifying Tournament

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March 8, 2024 in Busto Arsizio, Italy – Caldwell, Idaho's featherweight contender Alyssa Mendoza continued her remarkable streak at the 2024 Olympic Games World Qualifying Tournament in Busto Arsizio, Italy today, securing her third victory in the tournament, with the second win marked by Referee Stopped Contest (RSC).

Mendoza, pitted against Morocco's Nisrine Amine, showcased a commanding performance from the get-go in the opening round. She initiated the first of three standing eight counts for her opponent midway through the round, followed by the second count given by the referee with 45 seconds remaining.

With a potential stoppage in sight and her corner urging for one final push, Mendoza sustained her pressure, relentlessly advancing on her opponent. As the bell rang, signaling the end of the round, the final eight count commenced, leading to the referee calling an end to the bout.

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“I’m happy to say we got another night, first-round stoppage,” expressed a jubilant Mendoza post her victory. “We’re moving on. I thank God for this. He is good.”

Mendoza is now set to face Korea's Jin Hyejeong on Sunday.

Two more boxers, Shera Mae Patricio (Waianae, Hawaii) and Jamar Talley (Camden, N.J.), are scheduled to compete tomorrow.

Eight representatives from Team USA arrived in Italy, aiming to secure spots for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games under the guidance of USA Boxing National Head Coach Billy Walsh (Colorado Springs, Colo.). Supporting Walsh are National Resident Coach Timothy Nolan (Rochester, N.Y.), National Development Coach Chad Wigle (Colorado Springs, Colo.), and assistant coaches Adonis Frazier (Minneapolis, Minn.) and Christine Lopez (Rowlett, Texas).

This tournament stands as one of the most extensive Olympic qualifiers in boxing history, featuring over 600 boxers from 113 nations competing at the E-Work Arena. The goal is to secure one of the 49 quota places available for this summer’s Games.

For updates on Team USA’s journey in Busto Arsizio, including athlete stories, daily schedules, live streams, and more, click here.

Day 6 Results
57 kg: Alyssa Mendoza, Caldwell, Idaho/USA, won by RSC over Nisrine Amine/MAR, RSC-1
80 kg:, Andrej Csemez/SVK dec. over Robby Gonzales, Las Vegas, Nev./USA, 3-2

Day 7 Schedule
54 kg: Shera Mae Patricio, Waianae, Hawaii/USA, vs. Sofia Micaela Robles/ARG
92 kg: Jamar Talley, Camden, N.J./USA, vs. Narek Manasyan/ARM

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