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By USA Boxing
Feb. 15, 2018, 11:30 a.m. (ET)

USA Boxing High Performance Staff Update

USA Boxing’s High Performance department has started 2018 by making changes to its staff.  The organization is excited to welcome Augie Sanchez as USA Boxing’s National Junior and Youth Coach, while also promoting Kay Koroma from Resident Coach to National Assistant Coach.

In his new position, Coach Sanchez is responsible for overseeing the development and performance of USA Boxing’s Junior and Youth National teams, as well as preparing junior and youth boxers to make a successful transition from the grassroots level to the elite ranks.

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By Missy Fitzwater
Glove Up Magazine 

Adapt. Improvise. Overcome.

Sanchez amassed an impressive amateur record that included 10 national titles and 5 international titles. The year was 1996 and it was time for Augie to pursue his ultimate dream of becoming an Olympian.

He went to the Olympic qualifiers and fought his way to the finals where he would come face to face with Floyd Mayweather. The fight was fierce and Sanchez was the victor. It looked as if his Olympic dreams had finally arrived. “I was the last American to beat Floyd Mayweather!” Sanchez still says with well deserved pride. “But in 1996, they decided to add a box-off as part of the qualifying process. Mayweather beat me in the box-off.” Mayweather would go to the Olympics. Sanchez would adapt, improvise, and overcome.

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April 5, 2013 – 1:06 am

Magdaleno title would reward trainer Barry’s loyalty

No boxing trainer in his right mind would turn down an opportunity to develop a world champion. But that wasn’t Pat Barry’s primary reason for getting into the business 32 years ago.

“I was trying to get kids off the streets and into the gym,” said Barry, a retired Las Vegas police detective who runs Barry’s Boxing on South Highland Drive. “I wasn’t thinking about world champions.”

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August 15, 2012 – 1:01 am

Void in boxing leadership blamed for poor Olympics showing

Dawn Barry said she didn’t need a crystal ball to predict what was going to happen to the U.S. boxing team at the London Olympics.

Barry, who along with her husband, Pat, runs Barry’s Boxing in Las Vegas, is a veteran of 30 years in American amateur boxing as a judge, referee and administrator. Long before the first punch was thrown in London, she knew the nine men representing the United States, including Las Vegas heavyweight Michael Hunter, would not win a medal, thus making ignominious history as the first American men’s team to miss the podium in boxing.

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February 14, 2011 – 2:00 am

Young Cortez earns Nevada Golden Gloves 123-pound crown

It may have been Luis Cortez’s first Golden Gloves tournament, but the 17-year-old from Las Vegas looked like a veteran Sunday as he won his first Nevada state title at Barry’s Boxing Center.

Cortez dominated Carlos Pena of North Las Vegas Center Ring, posting a 5-0 decision in the 123-pound class. Cortez was one of three champions for Elite Boxing, as Parnell Fisher took the 132-pound division by walkover and Andrew Tabiti was impressive in winning the 201-pound title.

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