A number of Beltway amateurs had successful first days at the Ringside World Championships in Independence, MO on Wednesday.
Tyreek Williams of Washington, DC won his opening bout in the Boys Bantam Open, 11 -12, 66-70 pound division defeating Gabe Sandoval of Las Cruces, NM.
Maximus Garland of Waldorf, MD started well by winning his first bout in the Boys Bantam Open 11-12, 81-85 division with a victory over Johann Zavala of Greeley, CO.
DC's Nasheed Smith started strong in the Boys Intermediate Novice, 13-14, 126-132 class with a win over Axel Alvarez of Oklahoma City, OK.
Another DC boxer, Damien White, Jr, advanced in the Boys Intermediate Novice 13-14, 139-145 division.
Chamar Flowers of Accokeek, MD moved into the next round in the Boys Intermediate Open 13-14, 102-106 class with a win over Darren Kinamore, Jr. of Chattanooga, TN.
Also advancing in that same division is Kavon Robertson of Staunton, VA who defeated Terrence Williams of New Port Richey, FL.
Ameer Brown of Upper Marlboro, MD moved into the second round of the Boys Junior Open, 15-16 Blue, 120-125 class by defeating Axel Alvarez of Rock Springs, WY.
Also winning on Wednesday were Mark Duncan of Clarksburg, MD (Men's Senior Novice, 19-40 Blue), Salisbury, MD's Nigel Fennell (Men's Senior Open, 19-40 Red, 142-152) and Phillip Hooker of DC (Men's Senior Open, 19-40 Red, 153-165).
The Ringside World Championships continue until Saturday, August 2.