Friday, January 24, 2014

Jackson, Brown, Crews Win Semis At USA Nationals!

Beltway Boxers are having great success on the amateur side as well tonight.  Three locals have advanced to the finals of the USA Boxing Elite National Championships in Spokane, WA.

DC's Malik Jackson has advanced to the 114-pound championship bout by winning his semi-final over Marshall Sanchez of Houston, TX by a 2-1 decision.  Jackson will now face Shawn Simpson of Chicago, IL in tomorrow's final.

Tiara Brown of Bladensburg, MD moved into the finals at 123 pounds with a 3-0 decision over Kristin Carlson of Carol Stream IL.   Brown will battle Lisa Porter of Valley Village, CA in the championship bout.

At 165 pounds, Franchon Crews of Baltimore made an emphatic move into the finals as she scored a TKO over Krystal Correa of Yonkers, NY at 1:04 of the first round.  Crews will face Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields of Flint, MI in the finals.

This means the Beltway will have four boxers competing for titles tonight.  Alexandria, VA's Dara Shen will be in the final at the 178 pound weight class.

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