Boxers from the World Series of Boxing (WSB) dominated the 2015 AMBC American Confederation Boxing Championships in Vargas, Venezuela, as 29 competitors from the team competition won medals across all ten weight categories.
Against a range of world class boxers from both AIBA Open Boxing and AIBA Pro Boxing, the WSB athletes successfully returned to the three round format of the top class continental competition.
WSB representatives won nine of the ten gold medals on offer in Vargas.
Number of medals from WSB Boxers:
Medals by Franchises:
Cuba Domadores: 10
Caciques Venezuela: 9
Mexico Guerreros: 5
Argentina Condors: 2
Puerto Rico Hurricanes: 2
USA Knockouts: 1
18-year-old Joahnys Oscar Argilagos Perez (CUB) of the Cuba Domadores was one of the youngest competitors of the entire event, but clinched a memorable gold by defeating Mexico Guerreros star Joselito Velazquez Altamirano (MEX) in the Light Flyweight (49 kg) final.
Nico Hernandez (USA) became the lone USA Knockouts boxer to medal when he won bronze in the same weight class.
Yoel Segundo Finol (VEN) competed at Light Flyweight last season for Caciques Venezuela, but won gold at Flyweight (52 kg) in his home tournament after defeating Domadore Yosbany Veitia (CUB).
Another all-WSB final took place at Bantamweight (56 kg), where Andy Cruz Gomez (CUB) outpointed Puerto Rico Hurricanes member Hector Luis Garcia Mora (DOM) in the gold medal bout.
José Vicente Azocar (VEN) claimed a bronze Bantamweight medal to raise the overall tally for Caciques Venezuela.
Lazaro Alvarez (CUB) took home silver in the Lightweight (60 kg) division, while Luis Cabrera (VEN) and Jose Rosario (PUR) of the Puerto Rico Hurricanes both won bronze.
Yasniel Toledo (CUB) clinched another Domadore gold at Light Welterweight (64 kg), with Luis Arcón (VEN) earning bronze.
Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo (CUB) topped a WSB clean sweep of medals at Welterweight (69 kg), ahead of Argentina Condors athlete Alberto Ignacio Palmetta (ARG), Marvin Cabrera (MEX), and Gabriel Maestre Perez (VEN).
Arlen Lopez (CUB) made it three Domadores gold medals in a row with a Middleweight success (75 kg), while Misael Uriel Rodríguez Oliva (MEX) and Jose Endry Saavedra Pinto (VEN) finished in the bronze positions.
A shock occurred in the Light Heavyweight (81 kg) final when Albert Ramon Ramirez Duran (VEN) defeated Julio Cesar De La Cruz (CUB), as Marcos Escudero (ARG) won bronze.
Undefeated WSB superstar Erislandy Savon (CUB) continued his winning run at Heavyweight (91 kg), where his former rival Julio Castillo (ECU) of the Mexico Guerreros placed third.
Three further WSB medals were achieved at Super Heavyweight (91+ kg), including gold for Lenier Eunice Pero (CUB), silver for Edgar Ramon Munoz Mata (VEN) and bronze for Edgar Ramirez (MEX).