2021 Women’s Amateur Boxer Of The Year – Oshae Jones
Oshae Jones – Sure, Jones is probably unhappy with her Olympic result of a bronze medal, but Jones was the lone Olympic medalist from a team full of talent, now signing with Split-T Management is headed to the pro ranks for 2022.
Jones is a fantastic amateur boxer, who has the unique trait of being a great body puncher along with being a good fighter at distance. Jones is the next in the line of great American women boxers who are coming out of the USA Boxing program every four years.
Another notable thing is, Jones is a fighter a lot of young fighters look up to, which shows her dominance in the sport, and her respect amongst her peers. In terms of being at the top of the field this year, it doesn’t get higher than Olympic medals, and international competition, and Jones checked those boxes.
Jennifer Lozano – She won both national tournaments this year, and defeated Kayla Gomez, who was winning everything, including international gold. Lozano is as tough as they come, but has a ring IQ to match.
The steady effort of Lozano fending off all the fighters from the start of the calendar year to the end, beginning in the top position, and ending at that same spot, there is something to that. Lozano will be a fighter to watch as we head to the 2024 Olympics
Jajaira Gonzalez – One of the best boxers in the country, whether male or female, the only reason she didn’t win this award is because she returned in December, but her return was dominant and she appears to be the person to go through for the Olympic team. Not unlike Guy Mariano returning to skateboarding, it is nice seeing Jajaira Gonzalez box once again.
Kayla Gomez – Gomez won everything until she ran into Jennifer Lozano, and if she had of beaten Lozano a case could have been made for her to win the award. Gomez is a star-in-the-making if she ever decides to turn pro, and has a very high ceiling.
Shera Mae Patricio – Just dominate and one of the best in the world in the lower weight classes. Patricio had a fantastic year, and continues to be one of the bright spotlights in American boxing.
Stephanie Simon – The fighting marine, who is headed to MMA after this year, laid down a demonstration by stopping Ariana Carrasco, and Arika Skoog in more than likely her last national competition prior to her moving to MMA, once she leaves the Marines in 2022.