Maryland teen wins Team USA’s first men’s boxing title in more than a decade – FOX 5 DC

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Maryland teen wins boxing title

A Maryland teenager has made history, winning Team USA’s first boxing title for men in more than a decade. Oxon Hill native Jahmal Harvey claimed his first world title and Team USA’s first in fourteen years.

A Maryland teenager has made history after winning Team USA’s first boxing title for men in more than a decade.

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Oxon Hill native Jahmal Harvey claimed his first world title and Team USA’s first in fourteen years. The 18-year-old flew into Reagan National Airport after clinching the boxing world title.

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BELGRADE, SERBIA – OCTOBER 25: Jahmal Harvey (L) of USA punches Vasile Ustoroi (R) of Belgium during the AIBA World Boxing Championships Featherweight (57kg) match at Stark Arena on October 25, 2021 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Ge

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BELGRADE, SERBIA – NOVEMBER 06: Jahmal Harvey (L) of USA PUNCHES Serik Temirzhanov (R) of Kazakhstan during the AIBA World Boxing Championships Featherweight (57kg) Final match at Stark Arena on November 06, 2021 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan

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BELGRADE, SERBIA – NOVEMBER 06: Jahmal Harvey (L) of USA punches Serik Temirzhanov (R) of Kazakhstan during the AIBA World Boxing Championships Featherweight (57kg) Final match at Stark Arena on November 06, 2021 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan

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BELGRADE, SERBIA – NOVEMBER 06: Jahmal Harvey (L) of USA celebrates after winning against Serik Temirzhanov of Kazakhstan AFTER the AIBA World Boxing Championships Featherweight (57kg) Final match at Stark Arena on November 06, 2021 in Belgrade, Serb

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BELGRADE, SERBIA – NOVEMBER 06: Gold medal winner Jahmal Harvey of USA holds up medal during the Victory Ceremony for the Featherweight (57kg) at the AIBA World Boxing Championships at Stark Arena on November 06, 2021 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by S

Team USA closed out the championships with four medals, including Harvey’s. He made his World Championship debut in Belgrade and claimed the title by unanimous decision.

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From here, the Harvey family tells FOX 5 they will continue to celebrate.

They say they lease space in an industrial building so Harvey can train but for now, he’ll rest.