Thursday, October 11, 2012

Roach, Ballard Advance To Quarterfinals of National PAL's!

Beltway amateurs Lamont Roach, Jr. and D'Mitrius Ballard have advanced to the quarterfinals of the National PAL Boxing Tournament in Toledo, OH. 

Roach, who hails from Upper Marlboro, MD, won a 37-9 decision over Titus Williams of Elmont, NY, 37-9 in the Open 132-pound division while Ballard of Temple Hills, MD scored a 21-11 decision over Xavier Hayden of Las Vegas, NV in the Open 178-pound class.

On the female side, Tiara Brown, a Florida native who trains at the HeadBangers gym in DC, won a 32-12 decision over Jen Hamann of Seattle, WA.

In other Open action, Glen Dezurn of Baltimore, MD lost in the 132-pound class to Lavisas Williams of Rochester, NY by a 23-15 score.  Also, Marquis Moore of Fort Washington, MD fell to Peter Reyes of Long Island City, NY, 23-21.

The Junior and Intermediate Boxers have reached the semi-finals and Rudy Calixto of Delmar, MD has advanced to the semis.  Calixto moved on to the next round of the 13-14 year old,  85 pounds division by winning a 15-4 decision over Rayvon Williams of Toledo, OH.

Kyron Curry of Baltimore lost an 8-4 decision to Niasheen Williams of Rochester, NY in the 11-12 year old, 80 pound division.

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