The Tokyo Olympics have officially started. This is a great way to keep an eye out for your local competitors as you watch.
Originally from the West End, Duke Ragan, 23, competed in boxing in the United States at the Tokyo Olympics and will be one of the first Olympic athletes to compete.
Here are five things you need to know about Duke Lagan:
He is an undefeated professional boxer
As a professional boxer he is 4-0 with 1KO. He turned professional in the summer of 2020.
Lagan finished runner-up at the 2017 World Championships, became US National Champion in 2018 and finished runner-up at the 2019 Pannam Tournament.
Team USA said the other two teammates were the first professional boxers to represent USA boxing at the Olympics. Other countries like Cuba
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His gym is known for the Olympic athletes
Ragan is a member of the Cincinnati Golden Globes.
The program has produced at least one member of six of the last eight U.S. Olympic teams and returned two medals, one bronze and one silver.
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Lagan isn’t the only Ohio on the boxing list
The featherweight Cincinnati Golden Globe is one of the three Ohio-born players in the US Boxing Olympiad alongside Delante Johnson from Cleveland. Osie Jones of Toledo.
Johnson will make his Olympic debut in the 11th game of his second session with Brian Agustin Allegi of Argentina. Officials said he would fight at 4 a.m. local time on Saturday.
Jones is the third type of female welterweight, Team USA said. She won the first round purchase and will start the competition on Tuesday, July 27th.
Lagan will compete on Friday
Ragan will step into the ring on the first day of the competition.
He will face Samuel Kisthary from France on Friday at 10 p.m. local time.
“Lagan, who achieved a place in the Boxing Task Force rankings in Tokyo, faces tough competitors with a lot of international experience. Kist Harry finished third in the European Qualifiers and sixth in the BTF rankings. It’s placed at the top. It holds a 3-0 professional record. ”
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How to see his fight
Ragan will face Samuel Kisthurry from France on Friday at 10 p.m.
According to Team USA, the competition will be broadcast live.
To see teamusa.org/USA-Boxing/2020-Tokyo-Olympic-Games, also nbcolympics.com/schedule/sport/boxing ..