Two-time world champion Beatriz Ferreira was among the winners for Brazil as boxing reached its climax at the Pan American Games in Santiago ©Getty Images

Traditional powerhouses in the United States and Cuba took a backseat as Brazil finished as the top-performing boxing nation at the 2023 Pan American Games in Santiago.

Brazilians won four of the 13 gold medals, all coming from women, with two-time world champion Beatriz Ferreira leading the charge.

In the 60 kilograms category, she recorded a comprehensive 5-0 win over Colombian Angie Paoloa Valdes Pana.

In doing so, the Tokyo 2020 silver medallist defended her lightweight title from four years ago in Lima.

Bronze medals went to María José Palacios of Ecuador and Jajaira Gonzalez of the US.

In 57kg, Jucielen Romeu upgraded to gold from her bantamweight silver from Lima 2019.

Colombia's Valeria Arboleda could not keep up with World Military Boxing Championships bronze medallist, who cruised to a 5-0 win.

Ashleyann Lozada of Puerto Rico and Omailyn Alcalá of Venezuela claimed bronze medals.

Caroline de Almeida in the 50kg and Bárbara dos Santos in the 66kg won the other two titles for Brazil in the Chilean capital.

The US suffered against both as Jennifer Lozano and Morelle McCane failed to rise to the occasion, losing 5-0 in both the 50kg and 66kg finals respectively.

Colombia's World Championship silver medallist Yeni Arias defeated Tatiana Chagas of Brazil for the 54kg title, while Canada's Tammara Thibeault, the 2022 world and Commonwealth Games champion, triumphed against Panama's Atheyna Bylon to claim 75kg gold.

America, Cuba, and Canada finished with two titles each.

Among men, Cuban Olympic champions Julio César la Cruz and Arlen Lopez, as expected, defeated Brazilians Keno Machado and Wanderley Pereira for the 92kg and 80kg finals, respectively.

Featherweight world champion in 2021, Jahmal Harvey won the first of American golds, as he defeated Saidel Horta of Cuba 5-0.

A walkover from Olympic bronze medallist Abner Teixeira of Brazil helped Joshua Edwards of the United States to pocket the heavyweight title with ease.

Cuba's Olympic champion Julio César la Cruz, left, won the heavyweight title in Santiago ©Getty Images
Cuba's Olympic champion Julio César la Cruz, left, won the heavyweight title in Santiago ©Getty Images

Canada's bronze medallist at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham last year, Wyatt Sanford was no match for Miguel Martínez of Mexico, winning 5-0 for the 63kg gold.

Dominican Republic boxer Yunior Alcantara in the 51kg and Marco Verde of Mexico in the 71kg were surprise winners in Chile.

While Alcantara benefited from a walkover from Michael Trindade of Brazil, Verde crushed José Rodríguez of Colombia 5-0.