Sunday, May 10, 2015

DC Regional Golden Gloves Team Touches Down In Las Vegas!

The DC Regional Golden Gloves team has arrived in Las Vegas and is making final preparations for the National Golden Gloves Tournament which gets underway starting tomorrow.

There has been one change made on the DC Regional team:  Matthew Abregu of Leesburg, VA replaces Shynggskhan Tazhibay at 152 pounds.  Tazhibay could not compete in the tournament because he is not a naturalized US citizen.  Abregu joins his brother, Diego (141 Pounds) on the DC Regional squad and they will try to be the fourth brother combination in Beltway history to win National Golden Gloves titles (Mark Johnson and James Harris, The Peterson Brothers and The Russell Family are the others)  The Abregus would be the first to win titles in the same tournament.

So, here once again, is the 2015 DC Regional squad:

108 Pounds: Jonathan Howard III, Wilmington, NC

114 Pounds: Jordan White, Waldorf, MD

123 Pounds: DeWayne Beamon, Goldsboro, NC

132 Pounds: Keeshawn Williams, Capitol Heights, MD

141 Pounds: Diego Abregu, Leesburg, VA

152 Pounds: Matthew Abregu, Leesburg, VA

165 Pounds: Tavon Body, Burtonsville, MD

178 Pounds: Justin Bell, District Heights, MD

201 Pounds: Milik Titus, Baltimore, MD

201+ Pounds: Christopher Laws, Hampton, VA

For the first time in many years, there is an even number of boxers from the DC/Maryland and Virginia/North Carolina regions -- five each way.  The DC region will try to have a boxer win a national Golden Gloves title for the sixth consecutive year.

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