Dedrick Crocklem secures medal at 2022 Youth World Boxing Champions

11/22/2022 - No comments

Light welterweight Dedrick Crocklem (Tacoma, Wash.) continued his winning ways at the 2022 Youth World Championships in La Nucia, Spain to secure a medal for himself and Team USA after his unanimous decision victory over Hungary’s Rafael Buza.

Crocklem was able to get out to a 4-1 lead following the first round, landing clean combinations and body shots that slowed his opponent down. The American continued to control the fight in the second round which ended as a 4-1 round in favor of him.

With a medal on the line, Crocklem finished the job with a dominating final round. He continued to go to the body and land numerous combinations to take all five judges’ cards in the round, resulting in a 5-0 final decision, and his fourth victory of these championships.

Crocklem will return to the ring for a semifinal match-up with Vanshaj Vanshaj of India on Wednesday, where a victory will advance him to the gold medal bout.

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Four members of Team USA will look to advance to the medal rounds during tomorrow’s second day of quarterfinals.

Flyweight Sa’Rai Brown-El (Marietta, Ga.) and featherweight Yoseline Perez (Houston, Texas) will step into the ring during the first session of the day, which is set to begin at 8:00 a.m. ET, while middleweight Talia Halvorsen (Harwood Heights, Ill.), who will be making her tournament debut, along with Corenllio Phipps (Oxford, Pa.) will be in the evening session that starts at 12:00 p.m. ET.

All the action, as well as a look back at results and past live streams of the tournament, can be found here.

Day 7 Results

63.5 kg: Dedrick Crocklem, Tacoma, Wash./USA, dec. over Rafael Buza/HUN, 5-0

Day 8 Schedule

Day 8 Schedule

52 kg: Sa’Rai Brown-El, Marietta, Ga./USA, vs. Alondra Sanchez Rodriguez/MEX (Ring B, Bout 3, 8:30 a.m.

ET*)

57 kg: Cornellio Phipps, Oxford, Pa./USA, vs. Aider Abfuraimov/UKR (Ring A, Bout 9, 2:00 p.m. ET*)

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57 kg: Yoseline Perez, Houston, Texas/USA, vs. Ulzhan Sarsenbek/KAZ (Ring B, Bout 6, 9:15 a.m. ET*)

75 kg: Talia Halvorsen, Harwood Heights, Ill./USA, vs. Sunniva Hofstad/NOR (Ring A, Bout 3, 12:30 p.m.

ET*)

*All times subject to change