USA Boxing wraps international invitational in Pueblo, hopes to be back


USA Boxing hosted its first international tournament on US soil in more than a decade at the Pueblo Convention Center from Sept. 12-15, and action concluded Thursday with gold medal matches, where Team USA saw five of its athletes take home gold.

Matt Johnson, high-performance director for USA Boxing, said the organization was happy with the way the tournament played out.

“It’s been a great opportunity for a lot of our boxers and the city of Pueblo has been great,” Johnson said. “The convention center has really been welcoming hosts.”

With USA Boxing headquartered just up Interstate 25 in Colorado Springs, hosting the tournament so close to home was advantageous, not only for those who helped put on the event but for the boxers themselves, some of whom had never boxed in international competition on their home turf.

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