American professional boxer D. Ragan, born on September 18, 1997, earned the silver medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in the featherweight division.
D. Ragan won silver medals in both the 2017 World Championships and the 2019 Pan American Games as an amateur in the bantamweight division.
He learned the sport at the Cincinnati Golden Gloves boxing club in the Over-the-Rhine neighbourhood of his city.
D. Ragan found out in June 2021 that he would be competing as a featherweight in the Tokyo Olympics, less than a year after turning pro.
D. Ragan qualified for the gold medal match after winning his first four bouts in Tokyo, including victories over top seeds Samuel Kistohurry and Serik Temirzhanov.
Team USA’s D. Ragan: Fresh Featherweight Pro Going For Gold in Tokyo
With four professional fights under his belt (and four victories), featherweight D. Ragan of Team USA spoke with Tokyo 2020 about lighter gloves.
Improved defence, and an early Olympic influence at his Cincinnati camp.
It’s important to note that the gloves used in professional boxing are vastly different from those used in amateur bouts.
They’re more manageable in size and weight, and they provide less blank canvases. Keep your head and shoulders covered or you could get knocked out.
D. Ragan is among three professional American boxers competing in the Tokyo Olympics. He is a quick and tough competitor in the lightning-fast world of the featherweights.
It’s a first for Team USA, who made exceptions for D. Ragan, the middleweight Troy Isley and the lightweight Keyshawn Davis.
Tokyo Olympics Boxing: Russian Batyrgaziev Delivers on Golden Promise
Gold medallist Albert Batyrgaziev of the Russian Olympic Committee during the men’s featherweight boxing competition’s medal ceremony at Tokyo Olympics.
In the men’s featherweight final on Thursday, Albert Batyrgaziev defeated American D. D. Ragan via split decision to bring Russia its first boxing gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics.
D. Ragan entered the gold medal contest expecting a technical bout and started well by flicking out his jab and aiming to strike big right hands.
But he never found the target and Batyrgaziev gained confidence. D. Ragan was unable to avoid the Russian Olympic Committee fighter.
ho stalked forward and landed pairs of blows as D. Ragan was on the receiving end of the clinch and was taken down multiple times.
Cincinnati native and Western Hills High School alum D. Ragan won his first Olympic match in the men’s featherweight division.
With a split decision victory over France’s Samuel Kistohurry in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. On July 28, D. Ragan will meet Serik Temirzhanov of Kazakhstan in his next bout.