We now put an exclamation point on what has been a tremendous weekend of Beltway Boxing accomplishments! Four area amateurs captured medals at the USA Boxing Elite National Championships in Spokane, WA. Three of those medals are of the gold variety.
DC's Malik Jackson won the championship at 114 pounds with a 2-1 victory over Shawn Simpson of Chicago, IL. This is Jackson's second straight title.
In the female 125-pound division, Tiara Brown of Bladensburg, MD captured gold with a 2-1 decision over Lisa Porter of Valley Village, CA.
In the female 178-pound class, Dara Shen of Alexandria, VA won a 3-0 decision over Heidi Henriksen of St. Louis Park, MN.
The silver went to Franchon Crews of Baltimore, MD who had arguably, the toughest opponent in front of her -- Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields of Flint, MI. Crews dropped a 3-0 decision.
Congratulations to all!