Thursday, March 01, 2012

Five Beltway Amateurs Advance to Quarterfinals of USA Nationals!

Five locals have advanced to the Quarterfinal round of the USA Boxing National Championships in Fort Carson, CO.

In the 132-pound class, Gary Antonio Russell of Capitol Heights, MD won a 32-13 decision over Francisco Esparza of Las Vegas, NV. Russell will now face Raynell Williams of Cleveland, OH. Williams won by third-round disqualification over Landover, MD's Kevin Rivers, Jr. No word on why Rivers was disqualified.

To make this matchup an even more interesting affair, Williams is a 2008 US Olympian, which means he was a teammate of Russell's brother, Gary Russell, Jr.

Also moving on will be 2010 National Golden Gloves champion David Grayton of DC. Grayton decisioned Sammie Millhouse of Bambens, SC, 23-14.

Two local 165-pounders advanced to the quarters -- Russell Gaskins of DC won a close, 13-12 decision over Kevin Newman, II of Las Vegas while Demond Nicholson of Laurel, MD decisioned Andre Penn of Rapid City, SD, 19-10.

During Wednesday's morning session, 178-pounder Jerry Odom of Bowie, MD moved into the elite eight with a 17-12 decision over Devaun Lee of Jamaica, Queens, NY.

Some rather surprising losses for Beltway Amateurs during Wednesday's action. Two of the local 141-pounders lost as 2011 National Golden Gloves champ Michael Reed of Waldorf, MD fell to Robert Easter, Jr. of Toledo, OH by a 29-22 score while Antonio Magruder of Suitland, MD lost to Nicholas Delomba of Cranston, RI, 20-8.

In the 178-pound class, Gregory Newby of DC dropped a 29-10 decision to Steven Nelson of Fort Walton Beach, FL. Patrick Harris of Hyattsville, MD lost his bout in the 132-pound division, falling to Lavisas Williams of Rochester, NY, 24-18 while Asia Stevenson of DC lost her bout in the 125-pound female division as she was stopped by Rashida Ellis of Lynn, MA.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rivers DQ'd for multiple warnings to keep his head up. He wasn't winning the fight at that point anyhow IMO.

Anonymous said...

I no antonio magruder was suppose to pull out the night before because he fractured his left hand the first night when he stopped his opponent....then the second night he got real sick from the weather change....a lot of fighters did but went to see usa boxing doctors and got some meds.....magruder missed out and tried to fight thew the cituation but was just to weak and couldn't throw his left hand....he was up the first rnd but just broke down in the 2nd...mike reed was in a good fight could of went wither way...

LR said...

i dont kno who u r, but u got shit twisted.i am here and aint nothing go down like dat. LOL-sick cuz of da weather change. r u stupid or what? still gassing over the weather comment. damn retard! WTF

Anonymous said...

You normally get pre fight check which includes squeezing hands and pressure against wrists and hands. If it was really damaged really hard to fake that it's not. If his coach knew he had a broke hand he wouldn't have sent him out one handed. You can get hurt.

Anonymous said...

Antonio Russell loses 22-21 to 2008 Olympian and Olympic Trial runner up Raynell Williams. It was a great fight. Period. Close. Both boxers 8 counted each other in the 3rd round. Russell will be a force in the amateurs as he has held is own. He moved up TWO weight classes since his bout against now 3 time Olympian Raushee Warren and held his own all week and almost pulled the upset of the tourney. Great job.

Demond Nicholson and David Grayton also won tonight. Russell Gaskins lost to Jesse Hart.

LBC said...

Demond Nicholson is our only hope! He has the greatest chance at winning the GOLD. So far, he is looking the best in the toughest weight class there is. Antonio was looking good too until almost being knocked out cold in the 3rd. You must still give him his props for he is one of the youngest out here. furthermore, he has given Rasheed Warren two tough fights not long ago. He will have a better chance in 2016 Demond Nicholson's time has come. Ain't no stopping us now! Going for the Gold Baby!

Anonymous said...

I don't know what fight you were watching I saw Antoinio get caught and get an 8 count while throwing punches back. Less than thirty seconds later her gave Raynell and 8 count right back except Raynell was holding after he got his because he was hurt. It was a great fight and you are right he gets props. Faced an Olympian who is more older and came up two weight classes from last years nationals to do it because the 114 and 123 Olympic spots are already taken.

Anonymous said...

Tito will be one hellovapro! He came up in weight because he grew, not because he was ducking anyone!

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