Waianae’s Asa Stevens captures youth boxing world championship

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Waianae’s Asa Stevens is on top of the world.

The 17-year old captured the flyweight championship at Boxing’s Youth World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

Representing Team USA, Stevens defeated 2018 European Champion Ivan Price of England by unanimous decision.

The flyweight boxed a total of five times through the 11-day tournament, which included a split decision win over Patrick Clancy (Ireland), unanimous decision wins over Ibrahim Boukedim (France) and Samandar Kholmurodov (Uzbekistan), as well as a split decision win over Bhavesh Kattimani (India) in the semifinals. 

His unanimous decision victory early Friday morning Hawaii time, earned him his first World Championship title and USA’s first youth flyweight title since Shakur Stevenson in 2014.

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