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    Bound by Gloves: Two Boxers, One Hometown

    Laredo, a small town on the border between Mexico and Texas, looks to celebrate not just one, but two inaugural Olympic contenders in Emilio Garcia and Jennifer Lozano.

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  • Robby Gonzales

    Robby Gonzales, 27, is leading the way for Team USA in his third attempt to make the Olympic Games. The Las Vegas native looks to achieve his lifelong dream of boxing in the Olympic Games Paris 2024 and close out this Olympic cycle the way he began it, standing atop the podium.

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    Emilio Garcia

    Emilio Garcia, native from Laredo, Texas, looks to achieve his goal of qualifying for the Olympic Games and become the first native from Laredo to make it to the Olympics. Garcia has won two international medals in 2023 in one of the deepest weight classes in the world.

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    Omari Jones

    Omari Jones, 20-year-old-native from Orlando, Fla., won consecutive golds in the 2023 GeeBee International Tournament and the Czech Republic Grand Prix in the 71 kg weight class. He is also the 2021 Elite World Championship silver medalist and won bronze at the 2022 Continental Championships.

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  • Jahmal Harvey

    Jahmal Harvey, 20, is a gold medalist at the 2021 Elite World Championships and was the first American male to win an elite world title since 2007.  Harvey from Oxon Hill, Md., has won numerous gold medals at USA Boxing Championships at the junior, youth and elite levels. He also finished second at the 2022 Continental Championships.

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    Alyssa Mendoza

    Alyssa Mendoza, 20-year-old from Caldwell, Idaho, has made a splash in her first year competing for Team USA on the international stage, winning medals, two bronze and one silver, in all three of her international competitions. Mendoza is one of USA’s youngest rising stars and looks to represent Team USA at 57kg.

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  • Morelle McCane

    Morelle McCane was an alternate to the 2020 Olympic Qualification Team and will look to qualify for Paris in her new weight class, 66kg. The 28-year-old from Cleveland, Ohio, has represented Team USA throughout the quad in numerous international tournaments, winning gold and silver in her last two international competitions.

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