USA Boxing has announced the 13 boxers who will represent the country at the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifying Tournament for the Americas, as well as the 13 alternates.
The team includes Virginia Fuchs at 51 kilograms, Anthony Herrera at 52kg, Andrea Medina and Bruce Carrington at 57kg, Rashida Ellis at 60kg, Keyshawn Davis at 63kg, and Oshae Jones and Delante Johnson at 69kg.
Completing the line-up are Naomi Graham and Joseph Hicks at 75kg, Rahim Gonzales at 81kg, Darius Fulghum at 91kg and Richard Torrez Jr at over-91kg.
The alternates are Christina Cruz at 51kg, Abraham Perez at 52kg, Lupe Gutierrez and David Navarro at 57kg, Amelia Moore at 60kg, Ernesto Mercado at 63kg, Briana Che and Freudis Rojas Jr at 69kg, Morelle McCane and Javier Martinez at 75kg, Atif Oberlton at 81kg, Jamar Talley at 91kg and Antonio Mireles at over-91kg.
The team was announced following the two-stage qualification process that began in December at the United States Olympic team trials for boxing in Lake Charles and concluded at last month’s International Boxing Tournament Strandja in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia.
"First of all, this was a very difficult decision," USA Boxing head coach Billy Walsh said.
"Some of these boxers were neck and neck between training camp and the 2020 Strandja Tournament.
"We feel the 13 boxers that earned their place on the Olympic qualification team will be the best team to represent Team USA at the upcoming qualifiers, as well as have the best opportunity to qualify a full team to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo."
All 13 boxers will have two chances to punch their ticket to Tokyo 2020.
The first will take place at the Olympic Qualifying Tournament for the Americas in Buenos Aires, from March 26 to April 3.
Boxers who do not qualify in Argentina's capital will have one final opportunity at the World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Paris, from May 13 to 24.
Fuchs is considered to be among the US’s best medal hopes at Tokyo 2020.
The 2018 world bronze medallist won her second straight trials title in Lake Charles.
The US finished joint fifth in boxing's medal standings at the Rio 2016 Olympics, winning one gold, one silver and one bronze.
Claressa Shields was the nation's sole podium topper after successfully defending her women's 75kg title.
Shakur Stevenson was the men's 56kg runner-up and Nico Hernández was a third place finisher in the men's 49kg category.