Gary Russell Jr. of Capitol Heights, MD and Baltimore's Franchon Crews have advanced to the final round of the US Amateur Boxing Championships in Colorado Springs, CO.
Russell, the defending champion at 119 pounds, won his semi-final contest defeating Troy Wohosky of Medford, OR 11-3. The bout was a rematch of the semi-finals last year.
Crews, the defending female champion at 165 pounds won her match on retirement when her opponent Lekesha Whitaker of Sacramento, CA had to retire in the third round.
In other bouts, Marcus Henry of Cockeysville, MD lost his semi-final bout when he was stopped by James Zimmerman of San Jose, CA in the second round. Also, Lucas Runion of College Park, MD lost by decision to Mike Wilson of Medford, OR, 25-5.