Saturday, February 20, 2016
Antuanne Russell Scores First Victory In World Series Of Boxing Competition!
(Photo courtesy of USA Boxing)
United States Olympic Team member Antuanne Russell (right) notched his first victory in World Series of Boxing competition on Friday when he scored a fourth-round TKO over Abedlhaq Nadir of Morocco in Casablanca.
The win helped Russell's USA Knockouts team score a 3-2 victory over the Morocco Atlas Lions. Russell, of Capitol Heights, MD, was in complete control in the contest, showing great hand speed and power. Russell got a standing eight count on Nadir in the third round and followed with a crushing left hand that dropped Nadir to the canvas. Nadir's corner did not let their boxer come out for the fourth round.
Russell is now 1-1 ,one KO in WSB competition and will now head back to the US Olympic Training Center to prepare for the International Olympic Qualifying event that will take place March 11-19 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A Beltway-based coach, Kay Koroma, will be one of Team USA's coaches for this event. Koroma was also in Casablanca for the WSB competition.