Charles Conwell/Photo courtesy of USA Boxing
Charles Conwell’s stay in the Rio Games was a short one. The Team USA middleweight out of Cleveland on Tuesday lost a unanimous decision to Krishan Vikas of India and has been eliminated from competition.
Conwell, 18, was classy in defeat.
“I thought I pulled out the victory,” said Conwell, who graduated from Cleveland Heights High just two months ago. “He’s a good competitor, a good, tough guy. But I thought I did enough to pull it out. I can always do better. I’m a fighter, so I’m used to going out there and trying to get the feel and go off the momentum of the fight. I wish nothing but the best to my opponent and I hope he keeps pulling out victories.”