Monday, January 13, 2014

Beltway Amateurs Advance To National Silver Gloves; Kenney Captures Youth Open Title in Reno!

This past weekend, a number of Beltway amateurs made significant strides in their amateur careers.  At the Regional Silver Gloves held at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD, 16 boxers advanced to the National Silver Gloves which will be held in Kansas City, MO January 30-February 1.

Here is the list:


Damari Philson  60lbs (Langdon Rec)
Lonzo Malcolm  65lbs (Keystone)


Jordan Roach          55lbs (NoXcuse) - younger brother of Lamont Roach
Anthony Wheeler     65lbs (Keystone)
Quincy Williams      70lbs (Unattached)
Lawrence Malcolm   80lbs (Keystone)
Stacey Selby          85lbs (NoXcuse)
Jalil Hackett            90lbs (Unattached)


Kevon Cooke          75lbs (NoXcuse)
Khalil Phillips          80lbs (Keystone)
Keith Cooke            100lbs (NoXcuse)
Lorenzo Simpson  139lbs (Upton)


McKinley Fulton      90lbs  (Upton)
Brian Avelar           147lbs (Sugar Ray Leonard)
Steven Clark          156lbs (Sugar Ray Leonard)
Max Davis              178lbs (Upton)
The DC/MD team is going as a unit to Kansas City on a chartered bus.  If you would like to join them or to make a donation to help fund travel or hotel accommodations, call 202-528-7694 for further information.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, Alexandria, VA boxer Iesha Kenney captured gold at the Junior and Youth Open championships in Reno, NV.

Kenney moved up to the 141-pound division and defeated Selena Acosta of Fresno, CA by a score of 3-0 to win the Youth Female title. 

Congratulations to all our Beltway Amateurs!

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