The first day of competition at the USA Boxing National Championships Monday night in Spokane, WA showed everyone the direction amateur boxing is going.
If you noticed the headline, terms like "TKO" are now used instead of "RSC." Amateur scoring has now changed, going to the pro-style 10-point must system.
On the first day, Beltway Boxers went 2-1 under the new system. In the Junior Men's Division, Gary Antuanne Russell of Capitol Heights, MD scored a third-round TKO over Brannon Terry of Little Rock, AK in the 132 Pound Class. The bout was stopped at 2:47 of the round.
In the Elite Men's Division, where the boxers are not wearing headgear, Malik Jackson of Washington, DC advanced in the 114 Pound Division with a 3-0 (30-27) decision over David Carlton of Cincinnati, OH.
In the Senior Men's 132 Pound Division, Gary Riley of Temple Hills, MD lost a 2-1 (29-28) decision to Dustin Southichack of San Antonio, TX.